- a shaker or dish for salt.
Origin of saltcellar
Examples from the Web for saltcellar
Historical Examples of saltcellar
Set the saltcellar on your lords right, and trenchers on the left of it.
There is a saltcellar of state, so called, and there may be a castor of state.Moby Dick; or The Whale
The user was expected to sprinkle the liquid over the fire just as salt is sprinkled from a saltcellar over meat.The Wonder Book of Knowledge
Saltcellar, sawlt′sel-ar, n. a small table vessel for holding salt.
- a small container for salt used at the table
- British informal either of the two hollows formed above the collarbones of very slim people