Definitions

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  • n. A small container designed to hold salt and facilitate sprinkling it on food for seasoning purposes.

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  • n. a shaker with a perforated top for sprinkling salt

Etymologies

From salt + shaker (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In a Monell Chemical Senses Center study, using the salt shaker when eating a low-sodium 1,600 milligrams per day diet raised sodium levels only 20 percent to about 1,920 milligrams daily—still fairly low.

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  • His sister and her husband insisted that he stay several weeks, but he left early on the third morning, prop­ping a note up against the salt shaker on the kitchen table.

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