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rock salt

noun
1.
common salt occurring in extensive, irregular beds in rocklike masses.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Examples from the web for rock salt
  • The rock salt applied to icy roads in the winter is the same substance that comes out of your salt shaker.
  • rock salt and bread by the doorstep to placate any resident gods.
  • rock salt shall meet the satisfaction of the engineer.
  • Salt also comes from commercial properties as many apply rock salt to driveways, parking lots and building entrances.
  • The recommended application rate for sodium chloride or rock salt is one handful per square yard treated.
  • rock salt has been solution mined for many years in many countries.
  • rock salt or more environmentally safe products to melt ice on walkways.
  • People routinely add salt to their food as a flavor enhancer or apply rock salt to walkways to remove ice in the winter.
  • rock salt is also damaging to vehicles if it gets on any painted or unpainted metal surface.
  • Traditional practices depended on rock salt or mixtures of rock salt and abrasives to remove snow and ice from the roadways.
British Dictionary definitions for rock salt

rock salt

noun
1.
another name for halite
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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