American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A severe windstorm that sweeps clouds of dust across an extensive area, especially in an arid region.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A storm of wind which raises dense masses of dust into the air, as on one of the great deserts of Africa or Asia.
- n. alternative spelling of duststorm.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A strong windstorm that lifts particles of dust or dry soil into the air and blows them around, covering land or objects with a thick layer of dust.
Dust stormsmay occur in arable areas during periods of drought; when a similar storm occurs in a desert area, such a storm is called a sandstorm.
- n. a windstorm that lifts up clouds of dust or sand
“The temperature had dropped overnight as a fierce dust storm ripped though Black Rock, uprooting tent stakes and filling the air with sand and dirt almost to the point of zero visibility.”
“The static electricity in a midsummer dust storm had charred his neighbor Ebberson’s wheat fields like some science experiment gone awry.”
“ The winter dust storm boiled out of the south, a major sirocco that reached from horizon to horizon and climbed almost to the zenith of the sky.”
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