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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.


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


(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.


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.
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
مِنْفَضَة غُبار
prachovkahadrhadr na prachmetař
handra na prach
krpa za prah
toz bezi


[ˈdʌstəʳ] N
1. (= cloth for dusting) → trapo m; (for blackboard) → borrador m
feather dusterplumero m
2. (US) (= housecoat) → guardapolvo m


[ˈdʌstər] nchiffon m


Staubtuch nt; (Sch) → (Tafel)schwamm m
(US: also duster coat) → Kittel m


[ˈdʌstəʳ] n (cloth) → straccio per la polvere; (for blackboard) → cancellino, cimosa


(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.
References in classic literature ?
Mine is dishes and dusters, and envying girls with nice pianos, and being afraid of people.
She stepped behind me and whispered crossly, 'Take yourself and your dusters off; when company are in the house, servants don't commence scouring and cleaning in the room where they are
She went about with brooms and dusters wearing an air of sanctimonious thoughtfulness.
She kept tight hold of the stout slats and as soon as she could get the water out of her eyes she saw that the wind had ripped the cover from the coop, and the poor chickens were fluttering away in every direction, being blown by the wind until they looked like feather dusters without handles.
It cannot be right to be the slave of one's household gods, and I protest that if my furniture ever annoyed me by wanting to be dusted when I wanted to be doing something else, and there was no one to do the dusting for me, I would cast it all into the nearest bonfire and sit and warm my toes at the flames with great contentment, triumphantly selling my dusters to the very next pedlar who was weak enough to buy them.
In the office he wore also a linen duster with huge pockets into which he continually stuffed scraps of paper.
Edna was sitting on the tabouret, idly brushing the tips of a feather duster along the carpet when he came in again.
As to his being without an overcoat, among them you would meet men you could swear had on nothing but a ragged linen duster and a pair of cotton trousers--so cleverly had they concealed the several suits of all-wool underwear beneath.
And I asked them to take a duster and dust around a little where the nobilities had mainly lodged and prom- enaded; but they considered that that would be hardly worth while, and would moreover be a rather grave departure from custom, and therefore likely to make talk.
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.
He abandoned the entire direction of his household to the slatternly old woman who was his only servant, on the condition that she was never to venture near his books, with a duster in her hand, from one year's end to the other.
MISS MOPPET ties up her head in a duster, and sits before the fire.