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verb (used with object)
  1. to cure or preserve (meat, hides, etc.) by drying and salting.
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Origin of dry-salt

First recorded in 1615–25
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Examples from the Web for dry-salt

Historical Examples

  • We may pickle apples, pears and peaches, but we ferment, brine and dry-salt only vegetables.

    Every Step in Canning

    Grace Viall Gray

  • In the dry-salt curing cellars are kept enormous stocks of the cheaper kinds of meat.

  • A single one of these dry-salt curing rooms holds over three million pounds.

British Dictionary definitions for dry-salt


  1. to preserve (food) by salting and removing moisture
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