What does the word icicle mean?

Usage examples for icicle

  1. " You'd have been an icicle if you had gone the way Ellis was leading you; why, the snow is so high," said Howard, raising his hand almost on a level with his head. – Tip Lewis and His Lamp by Pansy
  2. It was not till some time- an extraordinarily long time- after Morena's complete recovery that she had snapped like a broken icicle. – The Branding Iron by Katharine Newlin Burt
  3. I simply couldn't thaw an icicle. – The Deserter by Charles King