ice needle

noun

: one of a number of slender ice particles that float in the air in clear cold weather

called also ice crystal

Word History

First Known Use

1831, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ice needle was in 1831

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“Ice needle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ice%20needle. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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