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defroster

[ dih-fraw-ster, -fros-ter ]
/ dɪˈfrɔ stər, -ˈfrɒs tər /
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noun
a person or thing that defrosts.
Also called defogger; especially British, demister. a device for melting frost, ice, or condensation on a windshield or other window of an automobile, airplane, etc., by warming the window.
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Origin of defroster

First recorded in 1925–30; defrost + -er1

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British Dictionary definitions for defroster

defroster
/ (diːˈfrɒstə) /

noun
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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