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 coatb : a dress-length housecoat
3 : one that scatters fine particles; specifically : a device for applying insecticidal or fungicidal dusts to crops
4 : dust storm
Examples of duster in a Sentence
He wore a tan duster.
Recent Examples of duster from the Web
The plane, described as a crop duster, crashed about 6:45 p.m. along Sheep Pen Hill Road near Magnolia Road.
The initial call said two crop duster planes had crashed.
Under a giant disco ball, showgoers danced in mesh tops, blonde wigs, and kimono dusters.
After training thousands of pilots heading to World War II, serving in Florida and New York, and finally in Decatur, Alabama, Hardin's Stearman, like many after the war, was auctioned off to a farmer and converted into a crop duster.
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Wear by itself or add a gingham duster over when the AC’s on blast at work.
Mina Sedaris, the cinnamon duster, owned Pleasant Ridge Chili with her husband for many years.
Bingbing paired the dramatic gown with a metallic belt and some serious jewelry, including diamond shoulder duster earrings, ring and cuff.
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First Known Use of duster
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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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