sault

sault

[soo]
noun
a waterfall or rapid.

Origin:
1590–1600; < French; Old French saut < Latin saltus a leap. See salt2

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sault (suː)
 
n
(Canadian) a waterfall or rapids
 
[C17: from Canadian French, from French saut a leap]

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sault
"waterfall or rapid," 1600, from colonial Fr. sault, 17c. spelling of saut "to leap," from L. saltus, from salire "to leap" (see salient).
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