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1. One that dusts, especially:
a. A cloth or brush used to remove dust.
b. A device for sifting or scattering a powdered substance.
a. A smock worn to protect one's clothing from dust.
b. A full-length coat, often slit up the back to the knees or waist, serving a similar purpose.
a. A loose dress-length housecoat.
b. A light, loose, usually three-quarter-length top, often worn over a blouse or as part of a set with pants.
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1. (Textiles) a cloth used for dusting furniture, etc. US name: dust cloth
2. (Agriculture) a machine for blowing out dust over trees or crops
3. a person or thing that dusts
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(ˈdʌs tər)

1. a person or thing that removes or applies dust.
2. a cloth, brush, etc., for removing dust.
3. a lightweight knee-length housecoat.
4. an apparatus or device for sprinkling dust, powder, insecticide, or the like.
5. crop duster
a. a long lightweight overcoat, worn esp. in the early days of automobiles to protect clothing from dust.
b. a loose-fitting lightweight coat for women.
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1. An implement for blowing insecticide powder over a growing crop.
2. Originally a long, lightweight coat worn to protect the rest of the clothes from dust and often worn when driving early open automobiles over dirt roads. Later, a woman’s dress-length housecoat.
1001 Words and Phrases You Never Knew You Didn’t Know by W.R. Runyan Copyright © 2011 by W.R. Runyan
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Duster - a windstorm that lifts up clouds of dust or sandduster - a windstorm that lifts up clouds of dust or sand; "it was the kind of duster not experienced in years"
windstorm - a storm consisting of violent winds
2.Duster - a loose coverall (coat or frock) reaching down to the anklesduster - a loose coverall (coat or frock) reaching down to the ankles
coverall - a loose-fitting protective garment that is worn over other clothing
3.duster - a piece of cloth used for dusting
piece of cloth, piece of material - a separate part consisting of fabric
4.duster - a pitch thrown deliberately close to the batter
pitch, delivery - (baseball) the act of throwing a baseball by a pitcher to a batter
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[ˈdʌstəʳ] N
1. (= cloth for dusting) → trapo m; (for blackboard) → borrador m
feather dusterplumero m
2. (US) (= housecoat) → guardapolvo m
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[ˈdʌstər] nchiffon m
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Staubtuch nt; (Sch) → (Tafel)schwamm m
(US: also duster coat) → Kittel m
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[ˈdʌstəʳ] n (cloth) → straccio per la polvere; (for blackboard) → cancellino, cimosa
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(dast) noun
1. fine grains of earth, sand etc. The furniture was covered in dust.
2. anything in the form of fine powder. gold-dust; sawdust.
to free (furniture etc) from dust. She dusts (the house) once a week.
ˈduster noun
a cloth for removing dust.
ˈdusty adjective
a dusty floor.
ˈdustiness noun
dustbin (ˈdasbin) noun
(American ˈgarbage-can or ˈtrash-can) a container for household rubbish.
dust-jacket (ˈdasdʒӕkit) noun
the loose paper cover of a book.
dustman (ˈdasmən) noun
a person employed to remove household rubbish.
dustpan (ˈdaspӕn) noun
a type of flat container with a handle, used for holding dust swept from the floor.
ˈdust-up noun
a quarrel. There was a bit of a dust-up between the two men.
dust down
to remove the dust from with a brushing action. She picked herself up and dusted herself down.
throw dust in someone's eyes
to try to deceive someone.
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References in classic literature ?
MISS MOPPET ties up her head in a duster, and sits before the fire.
She liked to perambulate the room with a duster in her hand, with which she stopped to polish the backs of already lustrous books, musing and romancing as she did so.
Edna was sitting on the tabouret, idly brushing the tips of a feather duster along the carpet when he came in again.
In the office he wore also a linen duster with huge pockets into which he continually stuffed scraps of paper.
Bishopriggs turned himself about on his gouty feet; waved his duster gently in the air; and looked at Anne, with a mild, paternal smile.
She laid by the brush and took up the duster; and if you had ever lived in Mrs.
Mrs Nubbles ironed away in silence for a minute or two, and coming to the fireplace for another iron, glanced stealthily at Kit while she rubbed it on a board and dusted it with a duster, but said nothing until she had returned to her table again: when, holding the iron at an alarmingly short distance from her cheek, to test its temperature, and looking round with a smile, she observed:
Beverley picked up a duster and began slowly to sweep the floor with it.
Do you really think that I would leave the place in such a state that the first person who came in with a duster would see that there had been a robbery?"
'I see how it is,' said poor Noggs, drawing from his pocket what seemed to be a very old duster, and wiping Kate's eyes with it, as gently as if she were an infant.
Of course she won't pick up anything after herself; she probably never see a duster, and she'll be as hard to train into our ways as if she was a heathen."
She had reason to suspect that Chailey had been balancing herself on the top of a ladder with a wet duster during their absence, and the room had never been quite like itself since.