ice tongs

plural noun

Definition of ice tongs

1 : tongs having usually two handles and hooked points for lifting large blocks of ice
2 : small tongs often with claw-shaped ends for handling ice in an ice tub

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First Known Use of ice tongs

1846, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Ice tongs.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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