Definition of ice pick in US English:

ice pick


  • A sharp, straight, pointed implement with a handle, used to break ice into small pieces for chilling food and drinks.

    • ‘It was like something was picking at her brain with an ice pick.’
    • ‘I found a chopper in his right front pocket and an ice pick in another pocket of his pants.’
    • ‘In this procedure, the frontal lobe of the brain was surgically destroyed with a tool like an ice pick.’
    • ‘Using an ice pick or a pin-point punch awl, gently poke holes through the stencil and into the pumpkin.’
    • ‘Get Mom to use an ice pick or other sharp object to puncture the fabric at the screw holes, and re-attach lid to chest.’
    • ‘An awl, ice pick or other sharp pointed object works well to remove either type of retainer.’
    • ‘And then Nurse Rached approached me with a needle the size of an ice pick, evil grin on her pinched face.’
    • ‘I guarantee that I can ‘nick’ your granite with a variety of household items, including an ice pick.’


ice pick

/ˈaɪs ˌpɪk//ˈīs ˌpik/