duster

noun
dust·​er | \ ˈdə-stər How to pronounce duster (audio) \

Definition of duster

1 : one that removes dust
2a(1) : a long lightweight overgarment to protect clothing from dust
(2) : a long coat cut like a duster

called also duster coat

b : a dress-length housecoat
3 : one that scatters fine particles specifically : a device for applying insecticidal or fungicidal dusts to crops

Examples of duster in a Sentence

He wore a tan duster.

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Nearby, Chris Gurdal was having better luck with his handmade $8 furniture dusters. Steve Rubenstein, SFChronicle.com, "Jazz comes out during the day at Fillmore Street festival," 6 July 2019 If a mirror does get dusty, Harris recommends dusting with a feather duster or using a small amount of window-cleaning solution on the plate. Helen Carefoot, Twin Cities, "How to decorate with mirrors without turning your home into a fun house," 29 June 2019 If a mirror does get dusty, Harris recommends dusting with a feather duster or using a small amount of window-cleaning solution on the plate. Helen Carefoot, Twin Cities, "How to decorate with mirrors without turning your home into a fun house," 29 June 2019 Ricky and Dylan Lauren sported the boldest variations, both in white: a duster-length jacket for Ricky, and an all-over shiny fabric for Dylan. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Ralph Lauren's Whole Family Wore Coordinated Tuxedos to See Him Be Knighted at Buckingham Palace," 20 June 2019 If a mirror does get dusty, Harris recommends dusting with a feather duster or using a small amount of window-cleaning solution on the plate. Helen Carefoot, Washington Post, "Expert rules and tricks for decorating with mirrors," 20 June 2019 For quickly dusting blinds, Forte recommends going over both sides with a microfiber duster or opening the slats and going over each one with a damp cloth and followed by a dry one. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "The Best Way to Clean Windows, According to Our Cleaning Lab," 22 Feb. 2019 Throw a sweater on over a collared shirt and add a duster coat. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "His, Hers, Ours: Chic Cold-Weather Basics Beloved by All," 3 Jan. 2019 It’s applied in the same manner as boric acid, with a manual duster. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "How to Get Rid of Termites," 8 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of duster

1576, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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duster

noun

English Language Learners Definition of duster

: something that removes dust
US : a device that is used by farmers to spray chemicals (such as pesticides) over a large area
US, somewhat old-fashioned : a long light coat

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