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salt shaker

or saltshaker

noun
1.
a container for salt with a perforated top to allow the salt to be shaken out.
Origin of salt shaker
1890-1895
1890-95, Americanism
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  • The Dry Goods Review was too weighty for the salt shaker alone.

    Roast Beef, Medium Edna Ferber
  • "Sure, I'm glad," said Lise, and began to unscrew the top of the salt shaker.

  • Bat laughed and reached for a salt shaker with a great assumption of carelessness.

    Ashton-Kirk, Criminologist John T. McIntyre
  • The children did as the little cook requested, sprinkled on a little salt from the salt shaker, and took a taste.

    The Box-Car Children Gertrude Chandler Warner
  • The Phantom eyed him keenly, though he seemed wholly absorbed in contemplation of the salt shaker.

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