duster duster  /ˈdə stər/


  1. (n) a windstorm that lifts up clouds of dust or sand
  2. (n) a loose coverall (coat or frock) reaching down to the ankles
  3. (n) a piece of cloth used for dusting
  4. (n) a pitch thrown deliberately close to the batter


  1. The dusters have been allowed back up, but are not allowed to take off or land from what traffic controllers refer to as Class B airspace, or the skies around major cities.
  2. Crop dusters have been grounded for fears of a biological attack.
  3. The nozzles in crop dusters are best suited to discharging relatively large particles--100 microns in diameter--not tiny 1-micron specks of bacteria.


  • Crash Injures Crop Duster Pilot

    The pilot of a crop dusting plane was injured when his small plane crashed west of Minot Air Force Base Sunday. And it was nearly two hours until he was discovered by a fellow crop duster. The Highway
    on June 18, 2013     Source: KX TV North Dakota


  1. "If we don't get ready to play, it will be right back to the proud peacock today, feather duster tomorrow," Barnes said.
    on Dec 4, 2007 By: Rick Barnes Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "There are always twists and turns during the Pool stages of the Heineken Cup - one day you are a rooster the next a feather duster," said Smith. "We are very mindful of that and all we are concentrating on is the next performance - and that...
    on Dec 11, 2007 By: Brian Smith Source: European Rugby Cup

  3. "It was the first time I ever saw a duster come from behind the plate," said Willie Mays.
    on Apr 11, 2007 By: Willie Mays Source: ESPN

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