Tongs vs Nongs - What's the difference?

tongs | nongs |


As nouns the difference between tongs and nongs

is that tongs is () an instrument or tool used for picking things up without touching them with the hands or fingers, consisting of two slats or grips hinged at the end or in the middle, and sometimes including a spring to open the grips or tongs can be while nongs is .

As a verb tongs

is (tong).

tongs

English

(wikipedia tongs)

Etymology 1

tong ("tool for manipulating things in a fire") + -s

Noun

(en-plural noun)
  • (English plurals) An instrument or tool used for picking things up without touching them with the hands or fingers, consisting of two slats or grips hinged at the end or in the middle, and sometimes including a spring to open the grips.
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  • *:There was also hairdressing: hairdressing, too, really was hairdressing in those times — no running a comb through it and that was that. It was curled, frizzed, waved, put in curlers overnight, waved with hot tongs ;.
  • (lb) (English plurals) A large scissors-like two-piece center-hinged forged-iron implement with oval-loop handles and with pointed tips turned inward (in the same plane as and perpendicular to the handles) to facilitate lifting and carrying a block of ice. Often called ice tongs.
  • Derived terms
    * ice tongs * pipe tongs

    Verb

    (head)
  • (tong)
  • See also

    * forceps * pincers * pliers * scissors * shears * tong * tweezers

    Etymology 2

    tong ("Chinese secret society") + s

    Noun

    (head)
  • Anagrams

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    nongs

    English

    Noun

    (head)