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.
Recent Examples on the Web Vacuum window treatments using a brush attachment to remove buildup, or use an old sock as a duster for blinds. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 11 May 2021 Try Blow-Off, which is a compressed air duster for keyboards. USA TODAY, 6 May 2021 Blake Lively is grabbing her duster, pinning her hair, and sharpening her meat cleaver for a new Netflix project. Jolie Lash, EW.com, 5 May 2021 In fact, the pop star went all-out glam for a pair of two-song sets, wearing a floor-length, long-sleeve black velvet turtleneck gown with a feather-duster train, topped off with a chunky chain-link diamond necklace and a sleek black hairstyle. Katie Atkinson, Billboard, 26 Apr. 2021 Rihanna styled the headpiece with an equally bold outfit, consisting of an orange tie-dye duster coat with wide-leg trousers from Marni and a tie-front top from Dries Van Noten in coordinating shades. Shelby Ying Hyde, Harper's BAZAAR, 19 Apr. 2021 Best Supporting Actor nominee Leslie Odom Jr. opted for opulence with a gilt double-breasted tuxedo by Brioni and a knuckle-duster of a Cartier Panthere ring. Justin Fenner, Robb Report, 25 Apr. 2021 Police believed the man overdosed by inhaling the contents of air duster cans. Bob Sandrick, cleveland, 2 Apr. 2021 Shop Amazon's top-selling window blind duster brush below to have your treatments as clean as a whistle. Kaitlyn Yarborough, Southern Living, 31 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of duster

1576, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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26 May 2021

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“Duster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/duster. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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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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