Definition of crop dusting in English:

crop dusting

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[mass noun]
  • The spraying of powdered insecticide or fertilizer on crops, especially from the air.
    More example sentences
    • According to Time magazine, this was all in response to the FBI finding instructional material on crop dusting in the apartment of one of the attackers.
    • The profession of crop dusting often requires a pilot to be fairly mobile and migrate to where the work is.
    • ‘In crop dusting, the farmers would buy and supply the actual chemicals,’ he says.


crop duster

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  • A crop duster sweeps low over a field, aiding farmers in a battle against late season insects.
  • All the crop duster does is act as an applicator of the chemicals.
  • By the time he was 18, in 1973, he was working as a crop duster.

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