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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The crust is made with saltine crackers (Ritz work, too), sugar and butter, and the filling is just egg yolks, condensed milk and lemon or lime juice. Margaux Laskey, New York Times, 7 May 2020 His most recent installment (below) demonstrates his method for spicing-up the blandest of pantry mainstays: saltine crackers. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, 1 Apr. 2020 Try this Gochujang-Glazed Meatloaf that uses saltines instead of breadcrumbs for a flavorful and moist family-favorite. Becca Miller, Good Housekeeping, 26 Mar. 2020 Food items requested include spaghetti, spaghetti sauce, canned fruit, dry cereal, oatmeal, macaroni and cheese, tuna, canned chicken, beef stew, chunky soups, saltine crackers, Jell-O, pudding, rice, pancake mix and hygiene products. Bob Sandrick, cleveland, 31 Mar. 2020 Add crab and saltines and mix to combine; cover and refrigerate. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, 4 Mar. 2020 These long tables are littered with saltines (the Lance brand two-packs are ubiquitous), buckets for empty shells, cocktail sauce, and lemon wedges. Stephanie Burt, Condé Nast Traveler, 6 Feb. 2020 The Molokai Express, a Hawaiian-style pizza, was hobbled from the start by a crust with edges like saltine crackers, even if the fried Spam and pineapple worked their salty-sweet alchemy with style. Mike Sutter,, 21 Nov. 2019 Gulf Coast, South Alabama Seafood gumbo with crab and shrimp, served with white rice and Oysterettes mini saltine crackers. Bob Carlton |, al, 19 Sep. 2019 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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Cite this Entry

“Saltine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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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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