anti-icer

noun

an·​ti-ic·​er
plural -s
: a device serving to prevent ice formation especially on an airplane (such as a slinger ring, a windshield sprayer, a pump forcing alcohol and glycerin into the throat of a carburetor, or a thermal device) supplying the leading edges of wings and tail with heated air

Word History

Etymology

anti- entry 1 + ice + -er

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“Anti-icer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-icer. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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