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  • n  heater that removes ice or frost (as from a windshield or a refrigerator or the wings of an airplane)

  • Soviet jet experts faced a serious problem: despite the use of grain alcohol, an old but effective deicer, the windshields of MIG-25 Foxbat interceptors were icing up.
  • Goodrich has developed a "deicer" consisting of a pair of rubber tubes which ordinarily lie flat against the wing.
  • Unaware that he had dented the wing and ripped a deicer, he nonchalantly took off for Nova Scotia.

  • John Beilein in Daily Mail - Charleston
    When we finally took off, the plane began to circle,John Beilein told me. "It had not been de-iced. And it had problems with its automatic deicer, so we could not go through any airport where there were clouds."

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