dust storm

or dust·storm

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noun
  1. a storm of strong winds and dust-filled air over an extensive area during a period of drought over normally arable land (distinguished from sandstorm).

Origin of dust storm

First recorded in 1875–80
Also called duster.
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Related Words for dust storm

sandstorm, devil, duster, harmattan, khamsin, samiel, shaitan, simoom, sirocco

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British Dictionary definitions for dust storm

dust storm

noun
  1. a windstorm that whips up clouds of dust
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