ice needles

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plural noun Meteorology.


Nearby words

  1. ice machine,
  2. ice maiden,
  3. ice man,
  4. ice milk,
  5. ice needle,
  6. ice pack,
  7. ice pellets,
  8. ice pick,
  9. ice plant,
  10. ice point

Origin of ice needles

First recorded in 1925–30

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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