Definition of sandstorm
: a windstorm (as in a desert) driving clouds of sand before it
Examples of sandstorm in a Sentence
They were caught in a sandstorm.
Recent Examples of sandstorm from the Web
Many have praised it for its sheer scale; others have pointed to its success in fortifying parts of China against natural disasters such as flooding and sandstorms.
In this brief five-minute look at the game there’s your ship headquarters, surrounded by cerulean ocean waves, an island town full of rocky shoals and beach huts, and a desert ruin beset by a sandstorm.
The action scenes - especially the plummeting plane and a sandstorm rampaging through London - are exciting and scary.
The architecture was designed to minimize the extreme winds that can be thrown up by desert sandstorms.
Seafloor dredging creates the undersea equivalent of choking sandstorms, killing organisms, destroying coral reefs and other habitats, and altering patterns of water circulation.
On Friday, dozens of Islamic State fighters attacked Iraqi Counter Terrorism troops during a sandstorm, pushing the Iraqis back about a block before retreating as the weather changed.
Beyond that, the ACH has a front opening that can accommodate either sunglasses or goggles, which deflect sandstorms in desert fighting, or heavy rains and winds.
Residents from northwest Mosul flee fighting between Iraqi security forces and ISIS during a sandstorm carrying few belongings and their children in their arms.
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First Known Use of sandstorm
SANDSTORM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sandstorm for English Language Learners
: an occurrence in which very strong winds blow sand around very forcefully in the desert
SANDSTORM Defined for Kids
Definition of sandstorm for Students
: a desert storm with strong wind that blows clouds of sand
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