What does the word rusty mean?

Usage examples for rusty

  1. Do you remember old Colonel Markham's nephew from out West- the one who wore the short pants and the rusty crape on his hat when he visited his uncle, in Chicopee, some years ago? – Ethelyn's Mistake by Mary Jane Holmes
  2. And how did she crown you for your fall, Rusty Knight?" – Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard by Eleanor Farjeon
  3. He held out the rusty buckle to his father, but Israel Haydon sat stiffly upright, and hardly gave a glance at the useless object. – The Life of Nancy by Sarah Orne Jewett