The saltire or saltier (Fig. 184) is more frequently to be met with in Scottish than in English heraldry.
The bend, the cross and saltier, are sometimes formed of this fur.
On the keystone of the gate are two tilting lances in saltier, to which a shield and helmet are suspended.
The fresh water stream merges into brackish estuary, estuary into saltier inlet and inlet into briny ocean.
Gules, a saltier vaire, between twelve billets or (Champernowne).
mid-15c., "tasting of salt, impregnated with salt," from salt (n.) + -y (2). Meaning "racy" is from 1866, from salt in the sense of "that which gives life or pungency" (1570s, originally of words or wit). Meaning "racy, sexy" is from 1866. U.S. slang sense of "angry, irritated" is first attested 1938 (probably from similar use with regard to sailors, "tough, aggressive," attested by 1920), especially in phrase jump salty "to unexpectedly become enraged." Related: Saltily.