the Rustbelt

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of the Rustbelt

: the northeastern and midwestern states of the U.S. in which many factories (such as steel mills) have closed because of changes in the economy

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


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