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dust cover

a cloth or plastic covering used to protect furniture or equipment, as during a period of nonuse.
Origin of dust cover
First recorded in 1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The text in the solid black box is the text from the dust cover flaps.

    The Laughing Prince Parker Fillmore
  • dust cover'd the clothes of the wayfarer, and his brow was moist with sweat.

    Complete Prose Works Walt Whitman
  • Mary-'Gusta hurriedly untwisted her legs and scrambled from beneath the dust cover of the surrey.

    Mary-'Gusta Joseph C. Lincoln
  • With a cry she dropped both dolls, ran back to the surrey and fumbled frantically with the dust cover.

    Mary-'Gusta Joseph C. Lincoln
  • The child struggled and then, bursting into a storm of sobs, hid her face in the dust cover.

    Mary-'Gusta Joseph C. Lincoln
British Dictionary definitions for dust cover

dust cover

another name for dustsheet
another name for dust jacket
a perspex cover for the turntable of a record player
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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