AskDefine | Define duster

Dictionary Definition



1 a windstorm that lifts up clouds of dust or sand; "it was the kind of duster not experienced in years" [syn: dust storm, sandstorm, sirocco]
2 a loose coverall (coat or frock) reaching down to the ankles [syn: gaberdine, gabardine, smock, dust coat]
3 a piece of cloth used for dusting [syn: dustcloth, dustrag]
4 a pitch thrown deliberately close to the batter

User Contributed Dictionary



From dust + -er.




  1. An object, now especially a cloth, used for dusting surfaces etc.
  2. Someone who dusts.


object used for dusting
  • German: Staubtuch, Staublappen
  • Hungarian: porrongy
person who dusts
  • German: Staubwischer

Extensive Definition

A Duster can be:
  • A dustrag or cloth used to remove dust from furniture or other objects
  • A feather duster
  • A smaller whisk broom or brush
  • A light coat or housecoat; see Duster (clothing)
  • An automobile, the Plymouth Duster
  • A member of the Amarillo Dusters arena football team
  • A member of the Hudson Dusters street gang
  • A gas duster to use on electronics
  • The M42 Duster Self-propelled anti-aircraft weapon.
  • A lo-fi space-rock band; see Duster (band)
  • A main character in the game Mother 3, see Duster (Mother 3).
  • An agricultural aircraft is an aircraft that has been built or converted for agricultural use -- usually aerial application of pesticides (crop dusting) or fertiliser (aerial topdressing); in this role they are referred to as "top dressers" or "crop dusters." Agricultural aircraft are also used for hydroseeding.
  • A term given to a style of stories and movies about the Western Half of the United States (cowboys), sometimes also known as Westerns.
  • In baseball, a brushback or possible beanball.
  • A really fast sailboat with extremely talented crew
duster in Simple English: Duster
duster in Japanese: ダスター
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