ice needles

plural nounMeteorology.

Origin of ice needles

First recorded in 1925–30

Words Nearby ice needles Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use ice needles in a sentence

  • To-night it was darned across with ice needles, and the silver 'cat-ice' round the edge crackled under Cuni's paws.

    Lives of the Fur Folk | M. D. Haviland
  • While she was still thinking, the first ice-needles of the blizzard came peppering the windows.

    A Mountain Woman and Others | (AKA Elia Wilkinson) Elia W. Peattie
  • The moisture of the air forms long ice needles on the inside of the roof.

    The Central Eskimo | Franz Boas
  • It was as if ice needles pricked his skin through his beautiful thick fur, but he never faltered and never once cried.

  • And the February chill of the river cut into him like a million ice-needles.

    Lad: A Dog | Albert Payson Terhune