- a cloth or plastic covering used to protect furniture or equipment, as during a period of nonuse.
- book jacket.
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
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
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