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dust cover

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noun
  1. a cloth or plastic covering used to protect furniture or equipment, as during a period of nonuse.
  2. book jacket.
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Origin of dust cover

First recorded in 1900–05
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for dust cover

Historical Examples

  • The unmistakable sound of breathing now issued from the region of the bed, and the dust-cover commenced slowly to slip aside.

    Scottish Ghost Stories

    Elliott O'Donnell

  • We had those points separated for a half-million volts discharge, but there was a dust-cover thrown over them just now.

    The Ultimate Weapon

    John Wood Campbell

  • To induce readers to buy it it has a picture on its dust-cover which kept me from reading it for weeks.

    Waiting for Daylight

    Henry Major Tomlinson


British Dictionary definitions for dust cover

dust cover

noun
  1. another name for dustsheet
  2. another name for dust jacket
  3. a perspex cover for the turntable of a record player
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