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- a small pair of tongs for serving ice cubes.
- tongs for handling a large block of ice.
Origin of ice tongs
First recorded in 1855–60
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for ice tongs
I said again, with the flute turning into a pair of ice-tongs that clamped into the corners of my heart.
A heavy pair of tongs, like ice-tongs, is attached to one end, and the log is snaked out by horses to the skidway.