Definition of rust belt noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


rust belt

BrE BrE//ˈrʌst belt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈrʌst belt//
(especially US English)
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a region that used to have a lot of industry, but that has now decreased in importance and wealth, especially parts of the northern US where there were many factories that have now closed
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: rust belt