salt flat


noun

an extensive level tract coated with salt deposits left by evaporation of rising ground water or a temporary body of surface water.

Nearby words

  1. salt cake,
  2. salt cedar,
  3. salt chuck,
  4. salt cod,
  5. salt dome,
  6. salt gland,
  7. salt glaze,
  8. salt grass,
  9. salt hay,
  10. salt horse

Compare alkali flat.

Origin of salt flat

First recorded in 1870–75

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British Dictionary definitions for salt flat

salt flat

noun

a flat expanse of salt left by the total evaporation of a body of water
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