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salt shaker

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noun
  1. 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

Historical Examples

  • 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.

  • "I guess they'd miss you more'n that salt-shaker," he said grimly.

    While Caroline Was Growing

    Josephine Daskam Bacon

  • Caroline stalked aggressively into the dining-room, and finding it for the moment empty, hastily replaced the salt-shaker.

    While Caroline Was Growing

    Josephine Daskam Bacon