ice tongs

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noun (usually used with a plural verb)

a small pair of tongs for serving ice cubes.
tongs for handling a large block of ice.

Nearby words

  1. ice skate,
  2. ice skater,
  3. ice skating,
  4. ice station,
  5. ice storm,
  6. ice tongue,
  7. ice water,
  8. ice wine,
  9. ice yacht,
  10. ice-blue

Origin of ice tongs

First recorded in 1855–60

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for ice tongs

  • A heavy pair of tongs, like ice-tongs, is attached to one end, and the log is snaked out by horses to the skidway.

    Handwork in Wood|William Noyes
  • I said again, with the flute turning into a pair of ice-tongs that clamped into the corners of my heart.

    The Prairie Child|Arthur Stringer