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

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

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'salt lake.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of salt lake

1763, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about salt lake

Statistics for salt lake

Last Updated

18 Mar 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for salt lake

The first known use of salt lake was in 1763

See more words from the same year

Comments on salt lake

What made you want to look up salt lake? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


to move or proceed with twists and turns

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Latin Quiz

  • roman forum
  • Which of the following months comes from a Latin word for “ten”?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!