salt lake

noun

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 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, "Cyprus activists: Hunters' lead pellets threaten flamingos," 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, "New documentary ‘Truly Texas Mexican’ traces the indigenous food heritage of the borderlands," 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, "NASA baffled by mysterious ice circles in the Arctic," 24 Apr. 2018 Competitors came up with a host of answers: The holes might be remnants of meteorites, or maybe dried up salt lakes, some said. The Washington Post, NOLA.com, "NASA baffled by mysterious ice circles in the Arctic," 23 Apr. 2018 There’s the lithium on the salt lakes in Bolivia; mineral has accrued over millions of years. James Vincent, The Verge, "This beautiful map shows everything that powers an Amazon Echo, from data mines to lakes of lithium," 9 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of salt lake

1763, in the meaning defined above

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6 Mar 2021

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“Salt lake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/salt%20lake. Accessed 16 Apr. 2021.

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