Definition of the Dust Bowl from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


the Dust Bowl

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an area in the western central US where there were terrible dust storms in the 1930s. These were caused by strong winds blowing the dry earth off the fields, and they made it difficult to grow crops. Many farmers became poor and moved with their families to other areas. This was especially bad because it happened during the Great Depression. see also Grapes of Wrath