a waterfall or rapid.

Origin of sault

1590–1600; < French; Old French saut < Latin saltus a leap. See salt2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Canadian a waterfall or rapids

Word Origin for sault

C17: from Canadian French, from French saut a leap
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Word Origin and History for sault

"waterfall or rapid," c.1600, from colonial French sault, 17c. alternative spelling of saut "to leap," from Latin saltus, from salire "to leap" (see salient (adj.)).

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