- a box in which salt is kept.
- a type of house found especially in New England, generally two full stories high in front and one story high in back, the roof having about the same pitch in both directions so that the ridge is well toward the front of the house.
Origin of salt-box
First recorded in 1605–15
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Examples from the Web for salt-box
Your salt-box must have a close cover, and be kept in a dry place.The Cook's Oracle; and Housekeeper's Manual
Beatrice, being on kitchen duty, had access to the salt-box.The Luckiest Girl in the School
What payment could he offer, he who could scarcely find the coins to fill his salt-box or to mend his surplice?The Waters of Edera
Louise de la Rame, a.k.a. Ouida
A periodical published at Eton many years ago for circulation amongst the boys was called The Salt-box.The Slang Dictionary
John Camden Hotten
A salt-box on the table, into which many fingers had been dipped was brought us; the old woman said we were "lucky to get that."Glimpses into the Abyss
Word Origin and History for salt-box
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