chain tongs

noun
a pipe wrench used for turning large pipes; an adjustable chain circles the pipe with its ends connected to the head whose teeth engage the pipe
Usage Domain: ↑plural, ↑plural form
Hypernyms: ↑pipe wrench, ↑tube wrench
Hyponyms: ↑chain wrench
Part Meronyms: ↑chain

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noun plural
: tongs for turning large pipe that consist of a lever with notched head whose teeth engage the pipe and an adjustable short chain which encircles the pipe and whose ends are secured to the head

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