salt shaker

noun
a container for salt with a perforated top to allow the salt to be shaken out.
Also, saltshaker.


Origin:
1890–95, Americanism

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Example sentences
The rock salt applied to icy roads in the winter is the same substance that
  comes out of your salt shaker.
Even if you have a light hand with the salt shaker, you probably get lots of
  sodium in processed or restaurant meals.
And it's a pain to carry around a salt shaker and have to apply it to every
  little piece of food you eat.
Grains of salt are good, but not if they come from an ideological salt shaker.
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