an instrument with two movable arms that are joined at one end, used for picking up and holding things.
a Chinese association or secret society in the US, frequently associated with underworld criminal activity.
The struggle for control of these illicit businesses also gave rise to frequent intrigues, violence, and political corruption and to sensational press coverage of the so-called tong wars.
collect, lift, or handle (items such as logs or oysters) using tongs.
Test by pushing on the centre of the steak with the side of the tongs , do not dig into the steak with a knife.
Cook for 2-3 minutes, flipping them over with tongs if necessary.
She picked up tongs and began rearranging cookies in the glass display.
Uncle Gus pulled a hammer and some barbecue tongs out of his trousers pocket, and started tinkering.
To give the Indian flat bread a sculptured look, use a pair of kitchen tongs to carefully hold bread a few inches above the open flame of a gas burner.
I reached for the tongs to pick it up and it caught the bottom of my dressing gown.
When I was a child my father would plan a barbeque for my birthday every year, and every year we would all end up in the living room, watching him cook in the rain with his tongs in one hand and a golf umbrella in the other.
Use tongs to turn the duck half-way through cooking.