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Meaning of duster

dust•er

Pronunciation: (dus'tur), [key]
— n.
  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, esp. 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 esp. 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.
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  9. a ball purposely thrown by a pitcher at or dangerously close to a batter.
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  11. (cap.)a self-propelled U.S. antiaircraft gun of the 1950s, armed with twin 40mm cannon.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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