- (often used with a plural verb) a building or plant where salt is made.
Origin of saltworks
1555–65; salt1 + works
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Examples from the Web for saltworks
Iron was made to some extent, and some cloth, and saltworks were numerous.
Inland saltworks had an elaborate and specialized organization.Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed.
S. A. Reilly
This morning we dispatched a party to the Saltworks with Sergt.The Journals of Lewis and Clark
Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
Thus, a large quantity of water is furnished for irrigation in gardens, or for supplying the needs of saltworks.Ten Books on Architecture
In 1787 Novalis's father was appointed director of the saltworks in the little town of Weissenfels.
- (functioning as singular) a place, building, or factory where salt is produced
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