a mine from which salt is excavated.
Usually salt mines. a place of habitual confinement and drudgery: After two weeks of vacation it will be back to the salt mines for the staff.
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Origin of salt mine
First recorded in 1675–85
Words nearby salt mine
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Example sentences from the Web for salt mine
When you go to Salzburg (on which I congratulate you) you may go to see, if you like, the salt-mine of Hallein.Letters to an Unknown|Prosper Mrime
When and where was the first salt-mine established in England?