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Definition of "dust storm" []

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

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dust storm" in a sentence
  • "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."