Definition of Chain tongs

1. 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.

Terms within: Chain
Specialized synonyms: Chain Wrench
Generic synonyms: Pipe Wrench, Tube Wrench
Language type: Plural, Plural Form

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chain Tongs

chain pike
chain printer
chain pump
chain reaction
chain reactions
chain reactor
chain reflex
chain saw
chain saws
chain smoker
chain stitch
chain stitches
chain store
chain stores
chain story
chain tongs (current term)
chain tower
chain towers
chain up
chain wrench

Literary usage of Chain tongs

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1. Wrought-pipe Drainage Systems by John Joseph Cosgrove (1909)
"97 Vulcan chain tongs Vulcan tongs, Fig. 97, is a type of the latter kind. ... 98 Bobbins' chain tongs reversed, or, in case of injury, at trifling cost, ..."

2. Deep Well Drilling: The Principles and Practices of Deep Well Drilling, and by Walter Henry Jeffrey (1921)
"15 Vulcan chain tongs. 2 No. 14 Vulcan chain tongs. 2 No. 13 Vulcan chain tongs. 2 No. 12 Vulcan chain tongs. 2 Extra Sets Chains for each Tongs. ..."

3. Proceedings of the Natural Gas Association of America by Natural Gas Association of America, Meeting (1920)
"DEVICE TO USE FOR chain tongs. JD RENNICK, THE LOGAN NATURAL.GAS & FUEL CO. Take file or rasp; lay it on pipe and make a sling of chain. wire cable or rope, ..."

4. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1906)
"Screwing up the fitting e makes up both threads on the nipple d. Fig. 60 shows the position of the chain tongs when making up the section ac, ..."

5. Special Bulletin by New York (State). Dept. of Labor (1914)
"While the evidence in this case discloses that the chain tongs were somewhat worn, and the result proved that they were insufficient for the use to which ..."

6. Millwrighting by James Francis Hobart (1909)
"For large pipes, the chain tongs hold their grip equally well on the pipes and on the confidence of the user. The grip of the chain nearly all around the ..."

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