from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A large salt cellar formerly placed near the centre of the table, with the superior guests seated above it.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A large saltcellar formerly placed near the center of the table. The superior guests were seated above the saltfoot.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A large salt-cellar formerly placed near the middle of a long table to mark the place of division between the superior and the inferior guests. See above the salt, under salt.
salt + foot (Wiktionary)