Meaning of “feather duster” in the English Dictionary

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"feather duster" in English

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feather dusternoun [ C ]

uk /ˌfeð.ə ˈdʌs.tər/ us /ˌfeð.ɚ ˈdʌs.tɚ/

Examples from literature

  • A long-handled feather duster is handy for cleaning moldings and cornices. 
  • All the books must be taken down frequently and first beaten separately, then in pairs, and dusted, top and covers, with a soft brush or a small feather duster. 
  • And they did look like feather dusters from that distance. 
  • She was carrying a huge feather duster over her head as if it were a parasol. 
  • Terry disappeared and shortly returned from the garage with a feather duster. 

(Definition of “feather duster” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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