American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A device used on an aircraft to keep the wings and propeller free from ice or to remove ice after it has formed.
- n. A compound, such as ethylene glycol, used to prevent the formation of ice, as on windshields.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a devie that removes ice or frost (as from a windshield or a refrigerator or the wings of an airplane).
- n. heater that removes ice or frost (as from a windshield or a refrigerator or the wings of an airplane)
- From de- + ice + -er (Wiktionary)
“Sure, you could pay for a commercial deicer, but why bother if you have a spray bottle and vinegar?”
“Related expenses include overtime, contractors and supplies such as salt, deicer and fuel for snow removal equipment.”
“Next time you sprinkle deicer in your driveway, sprinkle a little extra on that ice patch in the street.”
“School Superintendent Linda Burgee posted a message on the FCPS Webpage in which she encouraged people to help out: I encourage every able citizen to lend a shovel, snow blower, ice pick or deicer to the snow removal effort in your community.”
“When temps drop below 32°F, sprayers will automatically coat the road with deicer.”
“Can a deicer damage my driveway and harm my plants?.”
“After snow melt/deicer loosens the bond, you should shovel off or sweep away the snow or ice to prevent it from bonding to the surface again.”
“Can a deicer damage my driveway and harm my plants?”
“Even though the pilot had the deicer on for most of the flight, aviation experts say with the autopilot engaged, the crew may not have been aware of exactly how much ice had built up on the wings or the tail.”
“Even though magnesium chloride is used by the ton as a deicer it was not easy to obtain in a USP grade powder.”
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