noun. ['ˈtɑːŋz, ˈtɔŋz'] any of various devices for taking hold of objects; usually have two hinged legs with handles above and pointed hooks below.
- fire tongs
- pair of tongs
- coal tongs
Words that Rhyme with Tongs
Example sentences of the word tongs
1. Noun, plural
Flip the meat over with tongs when the edges of the meat start to rise from the surface.
Quotes containing the word tongs
1. I have known the joy and pain of friendship. I have served and been served. I have made some good enemies for which I am not a bit sorry. I have loved unselfishly, and I have fondled hatred with the red-hot tongs of Hell. That's living.
- Zora Neale Hurston