American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A waterfall or rapids.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A leap.
- n. An assault.
- To assault.
- n. A rapid in some rivers: as, the Sault Ste. Marie.
- A bad spelling of salt.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. U.S. A rapid in some rivers.
- From Middle French sault, saut, from Latin saltus. (Wiktionary)
- Obsolete French, from Old French, leap, waterfall; see somersault. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“Stafford, is from Old Fr. sault, a wood, Lat. saltus.”
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