dust devildust devil
a small whirlwind that raises dust in a narrow column
A small whirlwind, usually of short duration, that swirls dust, debris, and sand to great heights.
(plural dust devils)
- A small atmospheric vortex appearing in clear, dry conditions, made visible by swirling dust picked up from the ground.
- A dust devil may look harmless, but a large one can overturn a car.