from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A severe windstorm that sweeps clouds of dust across an extensive area, especially in an arid region.

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  • n. Alternative spelling of duststorm.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 storms may occur in arable areas during periods of drought; when a similar storm occurs in a desert area, such a storm is called a sandstorm.

from The 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a windstorm that lifts up clouds of dust or sand


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  • 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.

    Plain Language

  •     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.

    The Brothers' War


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