crop duster

noun

Definition of crop duster

: a person who sprays crops especially with fungicidal or insecticidal dusts from an airplane also : the airplane thus used

Examples of crop duster in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Since the 1920s, farmers have grown rice in the Sacramento Valley, where old hands fly crop duster planes and rice emblems mark the county buildings. Ari Plachta, Los Angeles Times, 29 Aug. 2021 Sky Warden’s Air Tractor origins as a crop duster, rather than as a commercial or business transport or intermediate training aircraft, yield durability, simplicity and robustness without the need for reverse engineering Savoie says. Eric Tegler, Forbes, 25 May 2021 Designed as a crop duster by a Polish state aircraft bureau, the M-15 was considerably worse than the plane it was meant to replace, the 1950s-era An-2 Colt. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 24 Sep. 2020 Two iconic sequences stand out: Grant, on the run in a flat, open field in Indiana, being attacked by a crop duster; and the grand finale, with Grant and Saint clambering up Mount Rushmore. Peter Rainer, The Christian Science Monitor, 2 Apr. 2020 According to a Facebook post from the Diocese of Lafayette on Sunday, members of St. Anne Church on Cow Island called upon crop duster pilots to help spread their blessing to the community. USA TODAY, 26 Dec. 2019 The incident occurred when a pilot flew a crop duster-style plane at a low altitude in order to drop 350 gallons of pink water as part of a gender reveal celebration. Theo Wayt, NBC News, 8 Nov. 2019 Seven or eight of the crop dusters that had worked the coca fields here remain in Colombia. Juan Forero And, WSJ, 19 Aug. 2018 The drones can also only drop so much herbicide; a typical crop duster can carry 80 times more. Juan Forero And, WSJ, 19 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of crop duster

1939, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of crop duster was in 1939

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“Crop duster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crop%20duster. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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