sal·​tine sȯl-ˈtēn How to pronounce saltine (audio)
: a thin crisp cracker usually sprinkled with salt

Examples of saltine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Snacks include a popular saltine service with green pepper miso and cream cheese, a sushi bento box and Island Creek California sturgeon. Kim Foley MacKinnon, Forbes, 21 Feb. 2024 Basic saltines get a makeover with an olive oil and spice blend coating, then layered with cream cheese, pepper jelly, and the herb-and-lemon seasoned shrimp. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 15 Feb. 2024 There might be shawarma next to the shotgun shells, or wedges of mild hoop cheese and packets of saltines for sale at the counter along with lottery tickets and pecan pie that the owner’s sister made. Kim Severson, New York Times, 29 Jan. 2024 Kosher salt and black pepper: Although the oysters and saltines bring their own level of saltiness, additional salt and black pepper helps balance the heavy cream poured over the casserole. Nancie McDermott, Southern Living, 8 Nov. 2023 The treat features layered saltines with a toffee mixture, melted chocolate, and toasty pecans. Sheri Castle, Southern Living, 5 Nov. 2023 For example, try pairing toast with foods that will not irritate your stomach, such as clear broth or soup, oatmeal, or saltine crackers. Health Editorial Team, Health, 21 Aug. 2023 The spread is accompanied by saltines brushed with brown butter and so good, you’re tempted to devour them sans their pink spread. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 9 June 2023 Ingredients 1 1/2 cups finely crushed saltine crackers (from 2 sleeves; about 56 crackers) 6 Tbsp. Melissa Gray, Southern Living, 5 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1907, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of saltine was in 1907

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“Saltine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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sal·​tine sȯl-ˈtēn How to pronounce saltine (audio)
: a square crisp cracker usually sprinkled with salt
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