English translation: de-icer

Danish term or phrase:afiser
English translation:de-icer
Entered by: Sven Petersson

00:31 Nov 30, 2013
Danish to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Automotive / Cars & Trucks
Danish term or phrase: afiser
It's the liquid used on windscreens in this instance, and I'm interested only in UK English here.

I've come across both "defroster" and "de-icer". (In the U.S., the former is almost exclusively a device in the dashboard that blows hot air onto the _windshield_. The latter is the liquid you squirt onto the exterior of the _windshield_ via the wipers.)

Which is preferred on the Sceptred Isle, if any, and why do you say so?
Charles Ek
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Sven Petersson
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5 +2de-icer
Sven Petersson

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Sven Petersson
Local time: 05:34
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agree  Christine Andersen
36 mins
  -> Thank you very much!

agree  Michael J.H. Davies: Yes, de-icer - for the very same reason as David has mentioned!
21 hrs
  -> Thank you very much!
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