noun Nautical Slang.
Origin of salt horse
Examples from the Web for salt horse
Yes, they are all departed, and there is nothing left us but salt-horse and sea-biscuit.Typee|Herman Melville
They worked at the rope-tarring till suppertime, then rose wearily, stretching, and went for their salt-horse and biscuit.The Black Buccaneer|Stephen W. Meader
Every man's hunger seemed to increase tenfold, so that even the odor of boiling "salt-horse" from the galley did not trouble us.A Gunner Aboard the "Yankee"|Russell Doubleday
One must always flatter the pea-soup, and the salt-horse, and particularly the bread-pudding, if one expects any consideration.The Flying Bo'sun|Arthur Mason
Of food, we had a fairly plentiful supply of "salt-horse," that was something more than high—it was putrid.