noun Canadian Informal.
any body of salt water.
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Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Origin of salt chuck
First recorded in 1855–60
Words nearby salt chuck
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Example sentences from the Web for salt chuck
At the break of day we paddled away over the remainder of the salt-chuck, as the Indians call the sea, until Stetchas was reached.Blazing The Way|Emily Inez Denny
British Dictionary definitions for salt chuck
/ (ˈsɔːltˌtʃʌk) /
Canadian any body of salt water
Word Origin for saltchuck
C20: from salt + chuck 4
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