- water containing a large amount of salt.
Origin of salt water
Examples from the Web for salt water
Historical Examples of salt water
I rather opine we salt-water folk are too free of our hearts.Luttrell Of Arran
Charles James Lever
I made a salt-water aquarium five days ago, and it is all right.
That flavour of salt-water which for so many of us had been the very water of life permeated our talk.Falk
There is instead a rather childish, but amusing, game of salt-water grab-bag.Days Off
Henry Van Dyke
They say salt-water is easier to swim in; kind of bears you up more.Back Home
Word Origin and History for salt water
Old English sealtera watera. As an adjective from 1520s. Salt-water taffy attested by 1886; so called because it originally was sold at seashore resorts, especially Atlantic City, N.J. (see taffy).