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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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 The Italian fashion house partnered with the Swedish retailer for a capsule collection of everything from sequined overalls to baseball jersey dusters. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Aquaria, Marc Jacobs, Yolanda Hadid, and More Sparkled at the Moschino x H&M Runway Show and Party," 25 Oct. 2018 From left, fuzzy layers at Emporio Armani; a fluid ensemble by Valentino; a neat suit at Tod’s; Raf Simons’s maxi duster; Ralph Lauren’s cocoa coat. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, "A Guide to the Most Wearable—and Unwearable—Men’s Trends for 2019," 24 Jan. 2019 Meanwhile, Khloé, 33, called upon one of her favorite maternity looks — pairing a fitted black number with a long brown fur-like duster overcoat. Dave Quinn, PEOPLE.com, "Kim Kardashian Rocks Another Spandex Look in Tokyo During Outing with Khloé and Kourtney," 2 Mar. 2018 Yet no one can find a convenient place to store all of those supplies — not to mention their vacuum cleaner and upright dusters, brooms and mops. Nicole Anzia, The Seattle Times, "5 ideas for dream storage spaces," 7 Jan. 2019 Comfortable while still polished, her duster elevated the entire look. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Kate Moss Puts a Supermodel Spin on Airport Style," 29 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of duster

1576, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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