dust devil

noun

Definition of dust devil

  1. :  a small whirlwind containing sand or dust

1888

First Known Use of dust devil

1888


DUST DEVIL Defined for English Language Learners

dust devil

noun

Definition of dust devil for English Language Learners

  • : a small area of rapidly spinning wind that contains sand or dust


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