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dust cover

a cloth or plastic covering used to protect furniture or equipment, as during a period of nonuse.
Origin of dust cover
1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The unmistakable sound of breathing now issued from the region of the bed, and the dust-cover commenced slowly to slip aside.

    Scottish Ghost Stories Elliott O'Donnell
  • We had those points separated for a half-million volts discharge, but there was a dust-cover thrown over them just now.

    The Ultimate Weapon John Wood Campbell
  • To induce readers to buy it it has a picture on its dust-cover which kept me from reading it for weeks.

    Waiting for Daylight Henry Major Tomlinson
British Dictionary definitions for dust-cover

dust cover

another name for dustsheet
another name for dust jacket
a perspex cover for the turntable of a record player
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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