sal·​tine | \ sȯl-ˈtēn How to pronounce saltine (audio) \

Definition of saltine

: a thin crisp cracker usually sprinkled with salt

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Lean on butter and radishes to turn plain ol' saltines into a picture-perfect party snack. Kate Merker, Country Living, "Saltines with Butter and Radishes," 16 Aug. 2018 When the oil reaches 325 degrees on a deep-fry thermometer, add the saltines in batches of 6 crackers and fry, turning frequently, for 1 to 2 minutes, until tanned. San Antonio Express-News, "Recipe: East Coast Oyster Stew with Twice-Fried Saltines and Charred Turnip Relish," 17 Jan. 2018 My doctor told me to try eating saltine crackers, but that did not work. Alicia Harper, Redbook, "What Motherhood Has Taught Me," 29 Dec. 2011 Remove from the refrigerator 15 minutes before serving with white toast, saltine crackers, or potato chips. Taylor Antrim, Vogue, "A Perfect Spring Recipe from Tamar Adler’s New Cookbook, Something Old, Something New," 5 Apr. 2018 Sleeve of saltines, salami, cutting board, ginger ale. Emma Wartzman, Bon Appetit, "All the Things We Eat When We're Too Sick to Cook," 7 Mar. 2018 Here's why: Save us, Rihanna, from this saltine-dry awards show. Maeve Mcdermott, USA TODAY, "Brutally honest rankings of every 2018 Grammy performance," 28 Jan. 2018 For Southerners, of course that means making Mama’s pimento cheese, served with a sleeve of saltines. Rebecca Angel Baer, Southern Living, "Tyson Chicken Has a Plan to End Double Dipping," 31 Jan. 2018 For the Saltines: While the stew is simmering, make the saltines. San Antonio Express-News, "Recipe: East Coast Oyster Stew with Twice-Fried Saltines and Charred Turnip Relish," 17 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of saltine

1907, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of saltine was in 1907

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English Language Learners Definition of saltine

US : a thin, salty cracker

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