dust storm

noun
a storm of strong winds and dust-filled air over an extensive area during a period of drought over normally arable land (distinguished from sandstorm ).
Also, duststorm.
Also called duster.


Origin:
1875–80

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To dust storm
Collins
World English Dictionary
dust storm
 
n
a windstorm that whips up clouds of dust

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Example sentences
The picture of a farmer and his sons in a dust storm was controlled in this way.
As the final days ticked by, a dust storm on the planet erupted, reducing the
  density of the upper atmosphere.
It is also difficult for the pilots to see anything through the dust storm.
And they'll soon be able to land a helicopter in a dust storm with infrared
  images lightly buzzing their tongues.
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;