from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of tong.
  • v. The action of seizing, grabbing, holding, or manipulating a given object with tongs.
  • v. The action of seizing an object with tongs for the purpose of pictorially documenting the event.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In lumbering, handling logs with skidding-tongs.
  • n. The use of the oyster-tongs; the method or practice of taking oysters with tongs.


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