the Rustbelt

noun

: 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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Recent Examples on the Web To participate in the Rustbelt Riders food composting site at City Hall, visit rustbeltriders.com. Carol Kovach, cleveland, 12 Sep. 2023

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“The Rustbelt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20Rustbelt. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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