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old salt

noun

Simple Definition of old salt

  • : someone who has sailed for many years

Full Definition of old salt

informal

  1. :  someone who has sailed for many years <An old salt told me tales about life in the navy.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  dating from the remote past :  ancient

    :  persisting from an earlier time

    :  of long standing

saltplay
  1. :  a crystalline compound NaCl that consists of sodium chloride, is abundant in nature, and is used especially to season or preserve food or in industry —called also common salt

    :  a substance (as Glauber's salt) resembling common salt

    :  a mineral or saline mixture (as Epsom salts) used as an aperient or cathartic

  1. :  to treat, provide, or season with common salt

    :  to preserve (food) with salt or in brine

    :  to supply (as an animal) with salt

  1. :  saline, salty

    :  being or inducing the one of the four basic taste sensations that is suggestive of seawater — compare bitter, sour, sweet

    :  cured or seasoned with salt :  salted

  1. :  lustful, lascivious


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