Duster



[duhs-ter] /ˈdʌs tər/

noun
1.
a person or thing that removes or applies .
2.
a cloth, brush, etc., for removing .
3.
a lightweight housecoat.
4.
an apparatus or device for sprinkling , powder, insecticide, or the like, especially on plants.
5.
a person employed in spreading insecticidal or the like on crops from a low-flying plane.
6.
a long, light overgarment, worn especially in the early days of open automobiles to protect the clothing from .
7.
a summer-weight coat for women that is loose-fitting and often unlined.
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9.
Baseball. a ball purposely thrown by a pitcher at or dangerously close to a batter.
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11.
(initial capital letter) Military. a self-propelled U.S. antiaircraft gun of the 1950s, armed with twin 40mm cannon.
/ˈdʌstə/
noun
1.
a cloth used for dusting furniture, etc US name dust cloth
2.
a machine for blowing out dust over trees or crops
3.
a person or thing that dusts
n.

1570s, “dust brush for clothes,” agent noun from dust (v.). Meaning “sifter” is from 1660s; that of “cloth worn to keep off dust” is from 1864.

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