- 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
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Examples from the Web for salt lake
Above the outlets of the Rhone is a salt-lake which they call Stomalimnè.1364 It abounds in shell and other fish.
At this distance, on the shores of a salt-lake, there was really a very pretty scene, though in such a frightful desert.
At Salt-Lake City they were received with the very highest marks of favor.Music and Some Highly Musical People
James M. Trotter
- an inland lake of high salinity resulting from inland drainage in an arid area of high evaporation
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