salt-box

salt-box

[sawlt-boks]
noun
1.
a box in which salt is kept.
2.
a type of house found especially in New England, generally two full stories high in front and one story high in back, the roof having about the same pitch in both directions so that the ridge is well toward the front of the house.
Also, saltbox.


Origin:
1605–15

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