from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A thin crisp cracker sprinkled with coarse salt.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A thin, crisp, salted, white-colored cracker, a soda cracker; the most common of all US crackers; (UK) soda biscuit.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a cracker sprinkled with salt before baking


Originally a US brand name, presumably salt +‎ -ine. (Wiktionary)



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    March 29, 2009