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rust belt

noun, (sometimes initial capital letters)
1.
the heavily industrial area of the northeastern U.S. containing the older industries and factories.
Origin
1980-1985
1980-85
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British Dictionary definitions for rust-belt

rust belt

noun
1.
an area where heavy industry is in decline, esp in the Midwest of the US
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