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defroster

[ dih-fraw-ster, -fros-ter ]

noun

  1. a person or thing that defrosts.
  2. Also called defogger; a device for melting frost, ice, or condensation on a windshield or other window of an automobile, airplane, etc., by warming the window.


defroster

/ diːˈfrɒstə /

noun

  1. a device by which the de-icing process of a refrigerator is accelerated, usually by circulating the refrigerant without the expansion process


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Word History and Origins

Origin of defroster1

First recorded in 1925–30; defrost + -er 1

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Example Sentences

The Challenger also resists fogging as well as any modern goggle without a fan or defroster.

Internally known as the “IronHeart” project, Apple wants CarPlay to let users access the air conditioning fans and defroster systems, and take outside temperature and humidity readings by using the onboard sensors.

The headlights, cabin heat, seat heaters, and defrosters all drain power and shorten driving range.

The metal felt cold, like the window of the car on a day when you needed the heater and defroster.

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