crop duster

crop duster
noun Date: 1939 a person who sprays crops with fungicidal or insecticidal dusts from an airplane; also the airplane used for such spraying

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • crop-duster — crop dust·er or crop duster (krŏpʹdŭst ər) n. 1. A light airplane equipped for spraying crops with powdered insecticides or fungicides. 2. The pilot of such an airplane. * * * …   Universalium

  • crop duster — I. noun : one that sprays crops with fungicidal or insecticidal dust from a low flying airplane ex Air Force pilot who has become a crop duster Henry Cavendish II. noun : an airplane used for spraying crops with insecticidal or fungicidal dusts * …   Useful english dictionary

  • crop duster — 1. a pilot employed in crop dusting from an airplane. 2. an airplane used in crop dusting. [1935 40] * * * Usually, an aircraft used for dusting or spraying large acreages with pesticides, though other types of dusters are also employed. Aerial… …   Universalium

  • crop duster — /ˈkrɒp dʌstə/ (say krop dustuh) noun 1. a person who works in crop dusting. 2. an aircraft designed for crop dusting …   Australian English dictionary

  • crop duster — np A car with loud glasspacks. I can hear his crop dustercoming a mile away. 1960s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • crop duster — airplane which sprays crops with pesticides …   English contemporary dictionary

  • crop-dusting — [kräp′dust΄iŋ] n. the process of spraying growing crops with pesticides from an airplane crop dust vi., vt. crop duster n …   English World dictionary

  • crop — cropless, adj. /krop/, n., v., cropped or (Archaic) cropt; cropping. n. 1. the cultivated produce of the ground, while growing or when gathered: the wheat crop. 2. the yield of such produce for a particular season. 3. the yield of some other… …   Universalium

  • crop — 1. noun /krɒp,kɹɑp,kɹap/ a) A plant, especially a cereal, grown to be harvested as food, livestock fodder or fuel or for any other economic purpose. a crop of ideas b) The natural production for a specific year, particularly …   Wiktionary

  • duster — dust•er [[t]ˈdʌs tər[/t]] n. 1) a person or thing that removes or applies dust 2) a cloth, brush, etc., for removing dust 3) clo a lightweight knee length housecoat 4) an apparatus or device for sprinkling dust, powder, insecticide, or the like… …   From formal English to slang

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