old salt


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

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Recent Examples on the Web Max Oliver is an old salt, but compared to his 103-year-old crewmate, Max is but a child - her child. Steve Hartman, CBS News, 14 July 2023

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“Old salt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/old%20salt. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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