A region reduced to aridity by drought and dust storms.
Any arid region characterized by the occurrence of frequent dust storms.
(place) Region in SC U.S., including parts of Okla. & Tex., where eroded topsoil was blown away by winds during a drought in the 1930s.
Origin of dust-bowl
- After the Dust Bowl , region in the south-central US that was stricken with drought in the 1930s
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition