shelterbelt :

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  • n  hedge or fence of trees designed to lessen the force of the wind and reduce erosion

  • To the Senate, Secretary Wallace made a long defense of the shelterbelt program, and the Senate finally put back the $1,000,000 appropriation.
  • Among other things, they helped plant more than 200 million trees to reforest 17 million acres in a "shelterbelt" that spanned the Middle West.
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