dust cover


noun

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
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Examples from the Web for dust cover

  • 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

another name for dustsheet
another name for dust jacket
a perspex cover for the turntable of a record player
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