ice tongs

noun(usually used with a plural verb)
  1. a small pair of tongs for serving ice cubes.

  2. tongs for handling a large block of ice.

Origin of ice tongs

First recorded in1855–60

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

How to use ice tongs in a sentence

  • For instance, a passenger gets on the platform at Portage, and the ice tongs grasp him or her securely.

    Peck's Compendium of Fun | George W. Peck
  • 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
  • A pair of tongs (something like ice tongs) seized the shell by the ears and lifted it up to the gun bore.

  • 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
  • It had great claws as big as ice tongs, and it roared like a lion.

    Happy Jack | Thornton Burgess