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salt lake

a body of water having no outlet to the sea and containing in solution a high concentration of salts, especially sodium chloride.
Origin of salt lake
First recorded in 1755-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • It flowed out into a large flat, and finally runs into a salt lake.

  • A salt lake was visible a few miles to the east, towards which we proceeded.

  • From the banks of the big river to the shores of the salt lake, there was none to meet us.

    The Last of the Mohicans James Fenimore Cooper
  • The salt lake gave us its fish, the wood its deer, and the air its birds.

    The Last of the Mohicans James Fenimore Cooper
  • My race has gone from the shores of the salt lake and the hills of the Delawares.

    The Last of the Mohicans James Fenimore Cooper
British Dictionary definitions for salt lake

salt lake

an inland lake of high salinity resulting from inland drainage in an arid area of high evaporation
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