duster

noun dust·er \ ˈdəs-tər \
|Updated on: 3 Jul 2018

Definition of duster

1 : one that removes dust
2 a (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

  1. He wore a tan duster.

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First Known Use of duster

1576

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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DUSTER Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of duster for English Language Learners

  • : something that removes dust

  • : a device that is used by farmers to spray chemicals (such as pesticides) over a large area

  • : a long light coat



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