salt flat
noun Date: 1816 a salt-encrusted flat area resulting from evaporation of a former body of water

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  • salt flat — salt′ flat n. gel ecl an extensive level tract coated with salt deposits left by evaporation of rising ground water or a temporary body of surface water • Etymology: 1870–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • salt flat — noun a flat expanse of salt left by the evaporation of a body of salt water • Syn: ↑salt plain • Hypernyms: ↑flat * * * noun : the salt encrusted bottom of an evaporated lake or pond * * * an extensive level tract coated with salt deposits left… …   Useful english dictionary

  • salt flat — Synonyms and related words: Arabia Deserta, Death Valley, Sahara, alkali flat, alluvial plain, barren, barren land, barrens, basin, bottomland, brush, bush, bushveld, campo, champaign, champaign country, coastal plain, delta, desert, desolation,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • salt flat — /ˈsɒlt flæt/ (say solt flat) noun 1. a salt lake in which the water has completely evaporated. 2. a flat expanse of land which is affected by salinity in the rising watertable …   Australian English dictionary

  • salt flat — an extensive level tract coated with salt deposits left by evaporation of rising ground water or a temporary body of surface water. Cf. alkali flat. [1870 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • salt flat — noun a dry lake bed consisting primarily of salt …   Wiktionary

  • Salt Flat, Texas — Salt Flat is an unincorporated community in northeastern Hudspeth County, Texas, United States. It lies along the concurrent U.S. Routes 62 and 180 north of the CDP of Sierra Blanca, the county seat of Hudspeth County. [Rand McNally. The Road… …   Wikipedia

  • Uyuni Salt Flat — ▪ salt flat, Bolivia Spanish  Salar de Uyuni        arid, windswept salt flat in southwestern Bolivia. It lies on the Altiplano, at 11,995 feet (3,656 metres) above sea level. The Uyuni Salt Flat is Bolivia s largest salt encrusted waste area… …   Universalium

  • Coipasa Salt Flat — ▪ salt flat, Bolivia Spanish  Salar de Coipasa        salt flat, in the arid but colourful Altiplano of Bolivia, about 100 miles (160 km) southwest of the city of Oruro, near the Chilean border. At an elevation of 12,073 feet (3,680 metres), the… …   Universalium

  • Sand Springs Salt Flat — Sp Smėlingųjų Versmių drùskos lygumà Ap Sand Springs Salt Flat L JAV (Nevada) …   Pasaulio vietovardžiai. Internetinė duomenų bazė

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