rust belt


Also found in: Thesaurus, Financial, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

Rust Belt

or rust belt
n.
A heavily industrialized area containing older factories, particularly those that are marginally profitable or that have been closed.

rust′-belt′ adj.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

rust belt

n
an area where heavy industry is in decline, esp in the Midwest of the US
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

rust′ belt`


n.
(sometimes caps.) the Great Lakes states and adjacent areas of the eastern U.S. in which much of the work force has traditionally been employed in manufacturing and metals production.
[1980–85]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Camden inhabits a late-1990s American Rust Belt town that has seen its best days.
Rust Belt Burlesque: The Softer Side of a Heavy Metal Town
We've left the Rust Belt; it's art that mothers us.
Her journey will take her from the Pennsylvania rust belt to a celebrity rehab center to a satanic music festival.
States in the Rust Belt, such as Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan, each have upwards of 25,000 jobs that rely on U.S.
In his first television interview as a candidate on Thursday, Ryan, 45, cast himself as a "progressive who knows how to talk to working-class people" and said he could win back Rust Belt states lost to Trump in the 2016 election, reports The Washington Post.
Mastercard and Visa (V) are no Rust Belt manufacturers being hollowed out by China, but if headlines appear touting their access to China as a great achievement, investors should be skeptical, Mellow contends.
Continue reading "Saying Kaddish for a Rust Belt Congregation" at...
With a quick wit and offbeat humor, Professor Chopan takes his readers from the banks of the Euphrates to the bars and VFW halls of the Rust Belt, providing insight into the Iraq War and its enduring impact on those who volunteered to fight in it.
The neo-fascist candidate in the last French presidential election, Marine Le Pen, got one-third of the vote because of her popularity in the French equivalent of the US 'Rust Belt'.
He has done so to honour promises made to help communites in the "Rust Belt" and the mining areas when he was running for President.