Chiefly British, defroster ( def 2 ).
a type of defroster for the side window of an automobile.

1935–40; de- + mist + -er1 Unabridged
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demister (diːˈmɪstə)
a device incorporating a heater and/or blower used in a motor vehicle to free the windscreen of condensation

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Example sentences
The marble-bed plugging caused carryover of water and solids to the demister
  and reheater.
The internal pressure is determined primarily by pressure drop through the
  demister and vapor condenser.
It maybe possible, in some applications, to remove these droplets by attaching
  a demister to the dilution probe inlet.
The air flows through a demister and condenser where water is removed from the
  air stream.
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