Dust Bowl Definition

noun
Any arid region characterized by the occurrence of frequent dust storms.
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proper name
Region in SC U.S., including parts of Okla. & Tex., where eroded topsoil was blown away by winds during a drought in the 1930s.
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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

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