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dust storm

or dust·storm

[ duhst-stawrm ]
/ ˈdʌst ˌstɔrm /
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noun Meteorology.

an occurrence of strong winds permeating the air with fine particles of dust over an extensive area of normally arable land during a period of drought: It was a time of danger and despair on the prairie, with one dust storm after another.

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Also called duster.

Origin of dust storm

First recorded in 1875–80
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British Dictionary definitions for dust storm

dust storm

noun

a windstorm that whips up clouds of dust
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