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saltworks

[ sawlt-wurks ]

noun

, plural salt·works.
  1. (often used with a plural verb) a building or plant where salt is made.


saltworks

/ ˈsɔːltˌwɜːks /

noun

  1. functioning as singular a place, building, or factory where salt is produced


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Word History and Origins

Origin of saltworks1

1555–65; salt 1 + works (in the sense “manufacturing establishment”)
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Example Sentences

Willard arrived late in the evening from the Saltworks, had cut his knee very badly with his tommahawk.

It has large saltworks, producing annually over 15,000 tons.

Iron was made to some extent, and some cloth, and saltworks were numerous.

Near Salze we saw some fine buildings which belong to the extensive saltworks existing here.

Thus, a large quantity of water is furnished for irrigation in gardens, or for supplying the needs of saltworks.

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