Definition of Old salt

1. Noun. A man who serves as a sailor.




Definition of Old salt

1. Noun. (idiomatic) A seasoned sailor, especially one who is hardy and forthright in manner. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Old Salt

old maid flower
old man
old man's beard
old man of the mountain
old master
old mate
old men
old moon
old moons
old pence
old pennies
old penny
old person
old rose
old salt (current term)
old saw
old saws
old school
old school tie
old sight
old skool
old sledge
old sod
old soul
old souls
old sport
old squaw
old stager
old stick

Literary usage of Old salt

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1. Darkness and Daylight; Or, Lights and Shadows of New York Life: A Woman's by Helen Campbell, Thomas Wallace Knox, Thomas Byrnes (1892)
"A CONTENTED old salt. It is the hospital that holds the most pathetic cases; the sad endings of the invalids, paralytic or dying of sheer exhaustion, ..."

2. Darkness and Daylight; Or, Lights and Shadows of New York Life: A Woman's by Helen Campbell, Thomas Wallace Knox, Thomas Byrnes (1892)
"A CONTENTED old salt. It is the hospital that holds the most pathetic cases; the sad endings of the invalids, paralytic or ..."

3. Historical Collections of Ohio: An Encyclopedia of the State ; History Both by Henry Howe (1891)
"... at what is frequently spoken of as the " old salt works," which were situated, we are informed, in what is now the township of Wethersfield, ..."

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