salt shaker

or saltshaker


noun

a container for salt with a perforated top to allow the salt to be shaken out.

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Origin of salt shaker

An Americanism dating back to 1890–95
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Example sentences from the Web for salt shaker

  • "I guess they'd miss you more'n that salt-shaker," he said grimly.

    While Caroline Was Growing|Josephine Daskam Bacon
  • There isn't any, except what I used when I was cooking—a little I had in a salt-shaker.

  • This was in the cellar of the dove-cote, in a kind of salt-shaker turret.

  • Caroline stalked aggressively into the dining-room, and finding it for the moment empty, hastily replaced the salt-shaker.

    While Caroline Was Growing|Josephine Daskam Bacon