anti-icing


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anti-icing

[‚an·tē′īs·iŋ]
(aerospace engineering)
The prevention of the formation of ice upon any object, especially aircraft, by means of windshield sprayer, addition of antifreeze materials to the carburetor, or heating the wings and tail.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

anti-icing

Methods and means used to prevent the formation of ice on the critical areas of aircraft.
An Illustrated Dictionary of Aviation Copyright © 2005 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved
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Steve Gray, special projects engineer with the New Hampshire DOT (NHDOT), said, "Back in 1994 we participated in the T & E-28 project sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to test and evaluate the use of anti-icing chemicals.
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