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deicer

or de-icer

[dee-ahy-ser] /diˈaɪ sər/
noun
1.
a device or a chemical substance for preventing or removing ice.
Origin of deicer
1930-1935
First recorded in 1930-35; deice + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for de-icer

de-icer

/diːˈaɪsə/
noun
1.
a mechanical or thermal device designed to melt or stop the formation of ice on an aircraft, usually fitted to the aerofoil surfaces Compare anti-icer
2.
a chemical or other substance used for this purpose, esp an aerosol that can be sprayed on car windscreens to remove ice or frost
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