Salt River

Salt River

noun
a river flowing W from E Arizona to the Gila River near Phoenix: Roosevelt Dam. 200 miles (322 km) long.
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salt river
a tidal river, 1659; as a proper name, used early 19c. with ref. to backwoods inhabitants of the U.S., especially Kentucky. U.S. political slang phrase to row (someone) up Salt River "send (someone) to political defeat" probably owes its origin to this, as the first attested use (1828) is in a Kentucky
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