salt junk

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noun Nautical Slang.

salted beef or pork.

Nearby words

  1. salt grass,
  2. salt hay,
  3. salt horse,
  4. salt i,
  5. salt ii,
  6. salt lake,
  7. salt lake city,
  8. salt lick,
  9. salt marsh,
  10. salt mine

Origin of salt junk

First recorded in 1785–95

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for salt junk

  • The boys said the officers were sick of salt-junk, and meant to have turtle-soup before they came home.

    If, Yes and Perhaps|Edward Everett Hale