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dust storm

noun
1.
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
1875-1880
1875-80
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  • 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.
  • The combination of fresh paint with a real dust storm is not pleasing to contemplate.
  • From reading the accounts of those that were there, the helicopter got lost in a dust storm and returned to its ship.
  • dust storm: a violent, dust-laden whirlwind moving across an arid region.
British Dictionary definitions for dust storm

dust storm

noun
1.
a windstorm that whips up clouds of dust
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