salt flat


Definition of salt flat 

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

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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 In the record-setting run, Holbrook towed Mueller-Korenek close to the two-mile mark of the five-mile salt flats course, hitting a speed around 150 mph. Jason Gay, WSJ, "She Just Rode 184 MPH on a Bicycle. Really.," 17 Sep. 2018 Racing across the salt flats of Australia’s Lake Gairdner at the World Speed Trials on March 19, her streamlined two-wheeler tipped over at 343 mph. Fox News, "Shocking video surfaces of Valerie Thompson's 343 mph motorcycle crash," 23 Mar. 2018 Are there any salt flats or dry lakes en route to Miami? Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "I Took a Road Trip in a Supercar," 2 Feb. 2016 While area beaches are plentiful, Salt Pond Beach Park (named for traditional Hawaiian salt collecting ponds—manmade salt flats created for sea salt harvesting) is a must for its shallow snorkeling pools and reef protected waters. Laura Kiniry, Smithsonian, "The 20 Best Small Towns To Visit in 2018," 5 June 2018 In addition to the steppes of Mongolia, destinations include the Australian Outback; the wild lands of Rwanda and Tanzania; the Buddhist sites of Tibet; and the salt flats, volcanoes and hot springs of Bolivia. Gene Sloan, USA TODAY, "Reindeer herders, eagle hunters: New Silversea tour brings rare encounters in Mongolia," 15 June 2018 The photographer and her guides drove five hours over a rough, bumpy road and through a checkpoint in Berahile before reaching the salt flat and sulphur pools near Ethiopia’s border with Eritrea. Laura Mallonee, WIRED, "Unreal Views of the Trippy Colors in Ethiopia's Danakil Desert," 15 May 2018 New Mexico’s White Sands National Monument is a desolate place; sparse vegetation pokes up throughout its salt flats and white gypsum dunes. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Fossil Tracks May Record Ancient Humans Hunting Giant Sloths," 30 Apr. 2018

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1816, in the meaning defined above

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