salt dome

noun

Definition of salt dome

: a domical anticline in sedimentary rock that has a mass of rock salt as its core

Examples of salt dome in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The park district wants the village to commit to providing additional parking at the Bath and Tennis Club, which recently lost about 70 spaces to construction of a public works salt dome. Chuck Fieldman, chicagotribune.com, "Village Board holds off on agreement to have park district manage Bath and Tennis Club in 2021," 23 Sep. 2020 The property is home to the city's public works offices, garage, outbuildings and road salt dome. Chris Mayhew, Cincinnati.com, "Garbage sale: Covington proposes to sell trash transfer station to Rumpke for $8 million," 23 Apr. 2020 The agency’s website says storing oil in above-ground tanks runs about $16.50 a barrel, five times more than in salt domes. Alex Demarban, Anchorage Daily News, "Dunleavy to Trump administration: Shuttered-naval base on Adak should be emergency oil depot for the nation," 2 Feb. 2020 Another $250,000 grant will pay for construction of a salt dome and one for $150,000 will go to general infrastructure projects, according to a state list of projects. Anna Kim, chicagotribune.com, "Glenview, Northbrook to get share of $45B state infrastructure funding," 3 Nov. 2019 The Strategic Petroleum Reserve currently has about 645 million barrels of crude stored deep across four underground caverns created in salt domes along the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coasts. Sarah Min, CBS News, "What is the Strategic Petroleum Reserve?," 16 Sep. 2019 Two companies want to tap the salt dome for compressed air energy storage, an old but rarely used technology that can store large amounts of power. Los Angeles Times, "A clean energy breakthrough could be buried deep beneath rural Utah," 8 Aug. 2019 The Utah salt dome was discovered in the 1970s by drillers looking for oil and gas. Los Angeles Times, "A clean energy breakthrough could be buried deep beneath rural Utah," 8 Aug. 2019 Paws Park, a dog park, as well as batting cages and a salt dome used by the city will be relocated from Oakton Park, officials said. Heather Cherone, chicagotribune.com, "Park Ridge Parks mulls payment to promote idea of potential referendum, tax hike to renovate Oakton Park," 5 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of salt dome

1908, in the meaning defined above

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“Salt dome.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/salt%20dome. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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