or de-ic·er


Origin of deicer

First recorded in 1930–35; deice + -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for de-icer


  1. a mechanical or thermal device designed to melt or stop the formation of ice on an aircraft, usually fitted to the aerofoil surfacesCompare 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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