ice needles

plural noun Meteorology.

Origin of ice needles

First recorded in 1925–30 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for ice needles

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

    Lad: A Dog|Albert Payson Terhune