Definition of


  1. (noun, phenomenon) a windstorm that lifts up clouds of dust or sand
  2. (noun, artifact) a loose coverall (coat or frock) reaching down to the ankles
  3. (noun, artifact) a piece of cloth used for dusting
  4. (noun, act) a pitch thrown deliberately close to the batter

via WordNet, Princeton University

Alternate forms of Duster

Derivations: dust

Hypernyms: coverall, delivery, piece of cloth, piece of material, pitch, windstorm

Origin of the word Duster

  1. 1570s, "dust brush for clothes," from dust. Meaning "sifter" is from 1660s; that of "cloth worn to keep off dust" is from 1864. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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