vb. To remove ice, as from the wings of an airplane.
De-icing is defined as removal of snow, ice or frost from a surface. Anti-icing is understood to be the application of chemicals that not only de-ice, but also remain on a surface and continue to delay the reformation of ice for a certain period of time, or prevent adhesion of ice to make mechanical removal easier.
Usage examples of "de-ice".
Mrs Simplon adding an extra sting to the statement by squirting the contents of an aerosol can of De-Icing Fluid, which Mr Simplon kept on a shelf in the hall for quite other purposes, through the letter box on to those shrivelled organs Mrs Grabble had recently found so attractive.
She had, rather riskily, changed planes while actually sitting in the plane while it was sitting on the ground being de-iced for the third time in a snowstorm.
This will entail preparing adequate runways, homing devices, and possibly fog-clearing gear on the aerodromes, and de-icing and blind-landing equipment, etc.
When they dispersed for lunch there was only the de-icing paste to be put on, and the perspex to be polished for the night.