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duster

[duhs-ter] /ˈdʌs tər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that removes or applies dust.
2.
a cloth, brush, etc., for removing dust.
3.
a lightweight housecoat.
4.
an apparatus or device for sprinkling dust, powder, insecticide, or the like, especially on plants.
5.
a person employed in spreading insecticidal dusts 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 dust.
7.
a summer-weight coat for women that is loose-fitting and often unlined.
9.
Baseball. a ball purposely thrown by a pitcher at or dangerously close to a batter.
10.
11.
(initial capital letter) Military. a self-propelled U.S. antiaircraft gun of the 1950s, armed with twin 40mm cannon.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; dust + -er1
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  • duster confirmed he did not have any professional relationship with them.
British Dictionary definitions for duster

duster

/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
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Word Origin and History for duster
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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Slang definitions & phrases for duster

duster

noun
  1. A pitch purposely thrown at or close to the batter to intimidate him or force him back from the plate; brushback (1920s+ Baseball)
  2. The buttocks
Related Terms

knuckle-dusters


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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