holding tongs

holding tongs
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  • tongs — ► PLURAL NOUN 1) a tool with two movable arms that are joined at one end, used for picking up and holding things. 2) curling tongs. ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • tongs — (tongs) an instrument for grasping and holding, consisting of two arms joined by a hinge or pivot …   Medical dictionary

  • tongs — plural noun 1》 a tool with two movable arms that are joined at one end, used for picking up and holding things. 2》 short for curling tongs. Origin OE tang(e) (sing.), of Gmc origin …   English new terms dictionary

  • tongs — n.pl. (also pair of tongs sing.) an instrument with two hinged or sprung arms for grasping and holding. Etymology: pl. of tong f. OE tang(e) f. Gmc …   Useful english dictionary

  • tongs — /tawngz, tongz/, n. (usually used with a plural v.) any of various implements consisting of two arms hinged, pivoted, or otherwise fastened together, for seizing, holding, or lifting something (usually used with pair of). [see TONG1] * * * …   Universalium

  • tongs — /tɒŋz / (say tongz) plural noun (sometimes construed as singular) 1. any of various implements consisting of two arms hinged, pivoted, or otherwise fastened together, for seizing, holding, or lifting something. 2. Colloquial hand shears. {Middle… …   Australian-English dictionary

  • Grappling tongs — Grappling Grap pling, n. 1. A laying fast ho1d of; also, that by which anything is seized and held, a grapnel. [1913 Webster] 2. A grapple; a struggle. A match for yards in fight, in grappling for the bear. Dryden. [1913 Webster] {Grappling iron} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pipe tongs — Pipe Pipe, n. [AS. p[=i]pe, probably fr. L. pipare, pipire, to chirp; of imitative origin. Cf. {Peep}, {Pibroch}, {Fife}.] 1. A wind instrument of music, consisting of a tube or tubes of straw, reed, wood, or metal; any tube which produces… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Matthew Lyon — Painting of Lyon in the Vermont Capitol building. This file is a candidate for speedy deletion. It may be deleted after Friday, 21 October 2011. Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Vermont s 1st district …   Wikipedia

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  • hand tool — any tool or implement designed for manual operation. * * * Introduction  any of the implements used by craftsmen in manual operations, such as chopping, chiseling, sawing, filing, or forging. Complementary tools, often needed as auxiliaries to… …   Universalium


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