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Meaning of TONGS

Pronunciation:  tongz

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  any of various devices for taking hold of objects; usually have two hinged legs with handles above and pointed hooks below
 

TONGS is a 5 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: pair of tongs
 
 See Also: coal tongs, device, fire tongs, ice tongs

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Tongs\, n. pl. [OE. tonge, tange, AS. tange; akin to D.
tang, G. zanga, OHG. zanga, Don. tang, Sw. t[*a]ng, Icel.
t["o]ng, Gr. da`knein to bite, Skr. da[~n]i[,c], da[,c].
[root]59. Cf. {Tang} a strong taste, anything projecting.]
An instrument, usually of metal, consisting of two parts, or
long shafts, jointed together at or near one end, or united
by an elastic bow, used for handling things, especially hot
coals or metals; -- often called a {pair of tongs}.

 

 

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