dust storm
dust storm dust" storm` (d[u^]st"st[^o]rm`), n. A strong windstorm that lifts particles of dust or dry soil into the air and blows them around, covering land or objects with a thick layer of dust. Dust storms may occur in arable areas during periods of drought; when a similar storm occurs in a desert area, such a storm is called a {sandstorm}. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • dust storm — dust′ storm or dust′storm n. mer a storm of strong winds and dust filled air over normally arable land during a period of drought (disting. from sandstorm). • Etymology: 1875–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • dust storm — dust storms N COUNT A dust storm is a storm in which strong winds carry a lot of dust …   English dictionary

  • dust storm — n a storm with strong winds that carries large amounts of dust …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • dust storm — ☆ dust storm n. a windstorm that sweeps up clouds of dust when passing over an arid region …   English World dictionary

  • dust storm — dust ,storm noun count a storm during which a very strong wind blows a lot of dry soil around …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Dust storm — For the fictional character, see Dust Storm (Transformers). For other uses, see Sandstorm (disambiguation). Part of the Nature series on Weather   Calendar seasons …   Wikipedia

  • dust storm — noun a windstorm that lifts up clouds of dust or sand it was the kind of duster not experienced in years • Syn: ↑duster, ↑sandstorm, ↑sirocco • Hypernyms: ↑windstorm * * * noun 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • dust storm — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms dust storm : singular dust storm plural dust storms a storm during which a very strong wind blows a lot of dry soil around …   English dictionary

  • dust storm — /ˈdʌst stɔm/ (say dust stawm) noun a storm of wind which raises dense masses of dust into the air, as in a desert region …   Australian English dictionary

  • dust storm — a storm of strong winds and dust filled air over an extensive area during a period of drought over normally arable land (distinguished from sandstorm). Also, duststorm. Also called duster. [1875 80] * * * …   Universalium

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