dust bowl

noun

Definition of dust bowl

  1. :  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.

1936

First Known Use of dust bowl

1936


DUST BOWL Defined for English Language Learners

dust bowl

noun

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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