dust bowl

noun
Updated on: 2 Mar 2018

Definition of dust bowl

: a region that suffers from prolonged droughts and dust storms

Examples of dust bowl in a Sentence

  1. They left the dust bowl and moved west.

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First Known Use of dust bowl

1935


DUST BOWL Defined for English Language Learners

dust bowl

Definition of dust bowl for English Language Learners

  • : an area of land that was once used for farming but that has become a desert because of a lack of rain


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