dust-back
duster dust"er (d[u^]st"[~e]r), n. 1. One who, or that which, dusts; a utensil that frees from dust. Specifically: (a) (Paper Making) A revolving wire-cloth cylinder which removes the dust from rags, etc. (b) (Milling) A blowing machine for separating the flour from the bran. (c) A {dustcloth} or a brush used for removing dust from objects or surfaces. [1913 Webster]

2. A long light overgarment; specifically (a) a light over-garment, formerly worn when traveling in open vehicles to protect the clothing from dust. [U.S.] (b) A light housecoat worn by women. (c) A light overcoat worn by women, often having no lining. [1913 Webster +PJC]

3. A device for spreading a powder, especially one for spreading insecticide on plants. [PJC]

4. (Baseball) A pitch intentionally thrown by a pitcher directly at or very close to the batter, intended to make the batter stand further away from home plate; also called a {dust-back pitch} or a {dust-back}. [PJC]

5. A {dust storm}. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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