salt flat

noun

Definition of salt flat

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

Examples of salt flat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Discover how Gray Malin made these trippy photos of Bolivia's salt flats22. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "101 Ways to Travel Without Leaving Your House," 20 Mar. 2020 Badwater Basin Salt Flats Death Valley National Park, California Distance: 1-plus miles; out-and-back Trail surface: Wooden boardwalk and hard-packed salt flatsAt 282 feet below sea level, Badwater Basin is the lowest point in North America. Emily Pennington, Outside Online, "The 25 Best Accessible Trails in America," 15 Jan. 2020 American mining company Albemarle pays the local Chilean government to mine the salt flats for lithium. Calum Trenaman, Stef Blendis And Nicki Shields, CNN, "Remote desert powering electric car revolution," 10 Feb. 2020 The Camargue, a marshy delta by the Mediterranean, features red salt flats and free-roaming white horses. Caitlin Morton, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Most Beautiful Places in France," 5 Nov. 2019 The salt flats under their control could produce enough lithium to build 1.2 million electric cars annually. Calum Trenaman, Stef Blendis And Nicki Shields, CNN, "Remote desert powering electric car revolution," 10 Feb. 2020 But the Atacama Desert and the Uyuni salt flat are also some of the continent’s most beautiful destinations. Chadner Navarro, Fortune, "2020’s Most Anticipated Hotel Openings," 1 Jan. 2020 Brenda Bowen, a scientist who's been studying the salt flats, said that the amount of salt in the landscape has decreased over the past 30 years. CBS News, "A bitter debate rages over the future of Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats," 5 Oct. 2019 Activities like biking through local villages and over the salt flat and hiking Tunupa volcano will be easier than ever. Chadner Navarro, Fortune, "2020’s Most Anticipated Hotel Openings," 1 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of salt flat

1816, in the meaning defined above

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

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