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an undrained natural depression, as a crater or tectonic basin, in which the evaporation of water leaves a deposit of salt.
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Origin of salt pan
First recorded in 1485–95
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Example sentences from the Web for salt pan
Their right, at the termination of the drive, rested on Saltpan Siding.Two Years on Trek|Louis Eugne du Moulin
British Dictionary definitions for salt pan
/ (ˈsɔːltˌpæn) /
a shallow basin, usually in a desert region, containing salt, gypsum, etc, that was deposited from an evaporated salt lake
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Scientific definitions for salt pan
A small, undrained, shallow depression in which water accumulates, evaporates, and deposits salt.
A small lake of brackish water occupying such a depression.
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