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Definition of "saltcellar" [salt•cel•lar]

  • A small dish for holding and dispensing salt. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "saltcellar" in a sentence
  • "There were water buckets, assorted bottles and flasks, a saltcellar, and a mortar and pestle."
  • "From its four hands hung the crystal saltcellar that had been a wedding gift from her mother."
  • "So when a $50 million 16th-century sculpted saltcellar went missing from Vienna's art-history museum last month, officials knew right away whom to call."