cloudbust

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

cloud +‎ bust

Noun[edit]

cloudbust (plural cloudbusts)

  1. (dialect) A cloudburst.
    • 1929, Boys' Life (June 1929, page 72)
      A sudden cloudbust up in the hills during the night [] swelled the creek
    • 1949, George Palmer Putnam, Hickory shirt: a novel of Death Valley in 1850
      "Setting up for a cloudbust," Hickory said. "She don't aim to hit right around here, anyway."

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