salt pan
noun Date: 15th century an undrained natural depression in which water gathers and leaves a deposit of salt on evaporation

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Salt pan — Salt Salt, a. [Compar. {Salter}; superl. {Saltest}.] [AS. sealt, salt. See {Salt}, n.] 1. Of or relating to salt; abounding in, or containing, salt; prepared or preserved with, or tasting of, salt; salted; as, salt beef; salt water. Salt tears.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Salt pan — Salt pans can refer to: *Salt pan (geology), a flat expanse of ground covered with salt and other minerals, usually found in deserts *Salt evaporation pond, a method of producing salt by evaporating brine …   Wikipedia

  • salt pan — ► NOUN ▪ a shallow container or depression in the ground in which salt water evaporates to leave a deposit of salt …   English terms dictionary

  • salt pan — noun Etymology: Middle English salt panne 1. : an undrained natural depression in which water gathers and leaves a deposit of salt on evaporation 2. : a large pan for making salt by evaporation * * * an undrained natural depression, as a crater… …   Useful english dictionary

  • salt pan — /ˈsɒlt pæn/ (say solt pan) noun a flat expanse of land covered by natural deposits of salt on its surface, left by evaporation. Also, saltpan. {salt + pan1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Salt-pan — Particularly common in eastern England, around the Wash; there are still remains of such pans. They collected salt water; being heated from below, salt remained as water evaporated. The render or payment to a lord was often made up of… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • salt-pan — n. Salt pit, salt mine, salt work …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • salt pan — noun a) A flat expanse of ground naturally covered with salt and other minerals; this is the accumulation of salts and minerals as water, unable to drain into the ground, evaporates. b) A man made pond where salty water is evaporated to… …   Wiktionary

  • salt pan — n. salt pool, small area of salt …   English contemporary dictionary

  • salt pan — noun a shallow container or depression in the ground in which salt water evaporates to leave a deposit of salt …   English new terms dictionary

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