- a container for salt with a perforated top to allow the salt to be shaken out.
Origin of salt shaker
An Americanism dating back to 1890–95
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Examples from the Web for salt shaker
There isn't any, except what I used when I was cooking—a little I had in a salt-shaker.The Curlytops on Star Island
Howard R. Garis
This was in the cellar of the dove-cote, in a kind of salt-shaker turret.Friends of France
"I guess they'd miss you more'n that salt-shaker," he said grimly.
Caroline stalked aggressively into the dining-room, and finding it for the moment empty, hastily replaced the salt-shaker.