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[sal-tuh, sawl-]
  1. a game for two, resembling Chinese checkers, played on a board with 100 squares.
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Origin of salta

1900–05; < German Salta < Latin saltā, 2nd singular imperative of saltāre to leap; see saltant


  1. a city in NW Argentina.
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Historical Examples of salta

  • The Province of Salta one day can hardly fail to be of great importance.


    W. A. Hirst

  • This it did in Salta by giving it fevers and venomous snakes.

  • Frost prevents the harvesting of sugar-cane at Salta, at a height of 4,000 feet.

  • In other places, as at Salta and San Juan, it is still going on.

  • The Salta line was continued in 1908 to the Bolivian tableland.

British Dictionary definitions for salta


  1. a city in NW Argentina: thermal springs. Pop: 504 000 (2005 est)
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