ice tongs

noun (usually used with a plural verb)

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

Origin of ice tongs

First recorded in 1855–60 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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