- a waterfall or rapid.
Origin of sault
1590–1600; < French; Old French saut < Latin saltus a leap. See salt2
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Examples from the Web for sault
If I'd done right, I should have had him took up for 'sault and battery.The Young Acrobat of the Great North American Circus
Horatio Alger Jr.
Beyond the Sault, the fascinations of the west beckoned like a siren.Lords of the North
A. C. Laut
The rush of waters of the great "Sault" fills the air with its roar.A Summer's Outing
Carter H. Harrison
Such is the origin of the name of the dread Sault au Rcollet.
Champlain says that it used to be called Hochelaga but now the Sault.Montreal 1535-1914 under the French Rgime
William Henry Atherton
- Canadian a waterfall or rapids
C17: from Canadian French, from French saut a leap
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Word Origin and History for sault
"waterfall or rapid," c.1600, from colonial French sault, 17c. alternative spelling of saut "to leap," from Latin saltus, from salire "to leap" (see salient (adj.)).
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