dust storm

noun
Updated on: 21 Nov 2017

Definition of dust storm

1 : a dust-laden whirlwind that moves across an arid region and is usually associated with hot dry air and marked by high electrical tension
2 : strong winds bearing clouds of dust

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First Known Use of dust storm

1879


DUST STORM Defined for English Language Learners

dust storm

noun

Definition of dust storm for English Language Learners

  • : a very strong wind that carries clouds of dust across a large area


DUST STORM Defined for Kids

dust storm

noun

Definition of dust storm for Students

: a very strong wind carrying dust across a dry region

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