salt lake


Definition of salt lake

: a landlocked body of water that has become salty through evaporation

Examples of salt lake in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ismael al Ameri, a research fellow at Birkbeck, University of London, said the near-disappearance of Al Sawa, a salt lake about 150 miles south of Baghdad, will leave a new source of mud, silt and salt for sandstorms. Kasha Patel, Washington Post, 26 May 2022 Besides being absolutely breathtaking, this landlocked salt lake has long been touted for its health-giving properties. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Travel + Leisure, 13 Feb. 2022 Think of it as a mini salt lake forming on your wall under the cover of paint. Washington Post, 27 Dec. 2021 Perched on the edge of a mostly dry salt lake, Trona has no source of clean water and for at least 70 years has relied on groundwater pumped from wells 30 miles away in the Indian Wells Valley. Los Angeles Times, 23 Sep. 2021 Simply put, the largest salt lake in the Western Hemisphere is shrinking rapidly. Lucy Kafanov, CNN, 17 July 2021 Hunting is banned around most of the salt lake, but hunters are still allowed to shoot ducks in the network's southern tip. Star Tribune, 21 Feb. 2021 And few of us may realize that a natural salt lake exists north of Harlingen near Raymondville that was essential to early cultures. Kim Pierce, Dallas News, 4 Sep. 2020 Competitors came up with a host of answers: The holes might be remnants of meteorites, or maybe dried up salt lakes, some said. Author: Cleve R. Wootson Jr., Anchorage Daily News, 24 Apr. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of salt lake

1763, in the meaning defined above

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29 May 2022

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“Salt lake.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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