Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

rust belt

noun, often capitalized R&B

Definition of rust belt

  1. :  the northeastern and midwestern states of the United States in which heavy industry has declined —called also rust bowl



1983

First Known Use of rust belt

1983


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up rust belt? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to lessen in amount, effect, or force

Get Word of the Day daily email!