salt flat


Definition of salt flat

: a salt-encrusted flat area resulting from evaporation of a former body of water

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Campbell's next target is to improve his speed at the Bonneville Speedway on the salt flats of Utah. Rob Picheta, CNN, "A daredevil broke a 24-year cycling speed record, hitting 174 miles per hour," 19 Aug. 2019 The French event series has hosted parties in some truly legendary locations, from Solumon spinning at France's Théâtre Antique d'Orange to Nina Kraviz playing the Eiffel Tower to FKJ performing for a crowd of zero in a vast Bolivian salt flat. Katie Bain, Billboard, "Amelie Lens to Play Brussels' Iconic Atomium Monument for Next Installment of Cercle Event Series," 9 July 2019 Kachi Lodge puts a cool spin on glamping, housing guests in futuristic-looking luxe domes spread across the salt flat. Ineye Komonibo, Marie Claire, "The Kachi Lodge Stargazing Dome Offers a Next-Level Glamping Experience," 28 May 2019 The way back to Copiapó that afternoon skirts the edge of the Salar de Maricunga, a blindingly white salt flat near the border with Argentina. Mark Johanson,, "A landscape like no other: Exploring the surreal southern end of the Atacama Desert," 6 June 2019 Built right on top of the picturesque Salar de Uyuni (the largest salt flat in the world), the Kachi Lodge offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Ineye Komonibo, Marie Claire, "The Kachi Lodge Stargazing Dome Offers a Next-Level Glamping Experience," 28 May 2019 Photo: Andria Chamberlin for The Wall Street Journal Mueller-Korenek and Holbrook had competed on the salt flats once before, in 2016, when Mueller-Korenek set a women’s mark of 147.7 mph. Jason Gay, WSJ, "She Just Rode 184 MPH on a Bicycle. Really.," 17 Sep. 2018 Here, Ferres talks with T&C about filming on Bolivia’s deadly Salar de Uyuni salt flats and how her chance encounter with Herzog changed her life forever. Adam Rathe, Town & Country, "Inside Werner Herzog’s Deadly New Movie," 7 Apr. 2017 Motorsport is already a rather broad church, covering everything from speed trials on salt flats and quarter-mile drag races to the two largest annual sporting events in the world. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Roborace wants the future of racing to be AI plus humans, working together," 16 Oct. 2018

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1816, in the meaning defined above

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