Salt River

noun

Definition of Salt River

: a river symbolizing the route to oblivion for defeated political candidates or parties usually used in the phrase row up Salt River

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History and Etymology for Salt River

from Salt river, Kentucky, that in the early 19th century flowed through a region notorious for its backward backwoods quality

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“Salt River.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Salt%20River. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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