Tong is defined as to pick up or hold something using a device with two long arms that are hinged at one end.(verb)
An example of tong is picking hot dogs off a grill with a metal grasping device.
The definition of a tong is a grasping device, or a member of a Chinese association or political group.(noun)
See tong in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Mandarin t'ang, hall, meeting place, society
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transitive verb tonged, tong·ing, tongs
Origin: Back-formation from tongs.
Origin: Chinese (Cantonese) t'ōng, assembly hall, familial relationship between cousins
Origin: , equivalent to Chinese (Mandarin) táng.
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