saltworks
noun plural but singular or plural in construction Date: 1565 a plant where salt is prepared commercially

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  • saltworks — [sôlt′wʉrks΄] n. pl. saltworks a place where salt is made, as by evaporation of natural brines …   English World dictionary

  • saltworks — /sawlt werrks /, n., pl. saltworks. (often used with a pl. v.) a building or plant where salt is made. [1555 65; SALT1 + WORKS] * * * …   Universalium

  • saltworks — noun a) A place where salt is refined and prepared commercially. Im off to the saltworks again, another day another dollar. b) A job, usually considered boring drudgery …   Wiktionary

  • saltworks — noun a plant where salt is produced commercially • Usage Domain: ↑plural, ↑plural form • Hypernyms: ↑plant, ↑works, ↑industrial plant * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun plural but singular or plural in construction …   Useful english dictionary

  • saltworks — n. place where salt is prepared or manufactured …   English contemporary dictionary

  • saltworks — salt•works [[t]ˈsɔltˌwɜrks[/t]] n. pl. works (used with a sing. or pl. v.) a building or plant where salt is made • Etymology: 1555–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • saltworks — /ˈsɒltwɜks/ (say soltwerks) plural noun (sometimes construed as singular) a building or place where salt is made …   Australian English dictionary

  • Mercers Saltworks, West Virginia —   Former settlement   …   Wikipedia

  • Dampier Saltworks Important Bird Area — The saltworks is an important site for the Red capped Plover The Dampier Saltworks Important Bird Area is a 52 km2 saltern lying close to the town of Dampier, an industrial port in the Pilbara region of north west Western Australia. The salt …   Wikipedia

  • Royal Saltworks at Arc-et-Senans — Infobox World Heritage Site WHS = Royal Saltworks of Arc et Senans State Party = FRA Type = Cultural Criteria = i, ii, iv ID = 203 Region = Europe and North America Year = 1982 Session = 6th Link = http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/203The Saline… …   Wikipedia

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