Salt River

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noun

a river flowing W from E Arizona to the Gila River near Phoenix: Roosevelt Dam. 200 miles (322 km) long.

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Examples from the Web for salt river

  • I'll get to the bottom of it, or there's no taste in Salt-river.

    Charlemont|W. Gilmore Simms


Word Origin and History for salt river

salt river

n.

a tidal river, 1650s; as a proper name, used early 19c. with reference to backwoods inhabitants of the U.S., especially Kentucky. U.S. political slang phrase to row (someone) up Salt River "send (someone) to political defeat" probably owes its origin to this, as the first attested use (1828) is in a Kentucky context.

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