salt chuck


noun Canadian Informal.

the ocean.
any body of salt water.

QUIZZES

DISCOVER THE INFLUENCE OF PORTUGUESE ON ENGLISH VIA THIS QUIZ!

We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
Question 1 of 11
Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?

Origin of salt chuck

First recorded in 1855–60
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

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

saltchuck
/ (ˈsɔːltˌtʃʌk) /

noun

Canadian any body of salt water

Word Origin for saltchuck

C20: from salt + chuck 4
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012