dust-back pitch
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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  • dust off — {v.}, {informal} 1. To get ready to use again. * /Four years after he graduated from school, Tom decided to dust off his algebra book./ 2. To throw a baseball pitch close to. * /The pitcher dusted off the other team s best hitter./ Syn.: BRUSH… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • dust\ off — v informal 1. To get ready to use again. Four years after he graduated from school, Tom decided to dust off his algebra book. 2. To throw a baseball pitch close to. The pitcher dusted off the other team s best hitter. Syn.: brush back …   Словарь американских идиом

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  • brush back — {v.} To throw a baseball pitch close to. * /The pitcher threw a high inside pitch to brush the batter back./ Syn.: DUST OFF …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • brush back — {v.} To throw a baseball pitch close to. * /The pitcher threw a high inside pitch to brush the batter back./ Syn.: DUST OFF …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • brush\ back — v To throw a baseball pitch close to. The pitcher threw a high inside pitch to brush the batter back. Syn.: dust off …   Словарь американских идиом

  • 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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