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sault

[soo] /su/
noun
1.
a waterfall or rapid.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; < French; Old French saut < Latin saltus a leap. See salt2
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British Dictionary definitions for sault

sault

/suː/
noun
1.
(Canadian) a waterfall or rapids
Word Origin
C17: from Canadian French, from French saut a leap
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Word Origin and History for sault
n.

"waterfall or rapid," c.1600, from colonial French sault, 17c. alternative spelling of saut "to leap," from Latin saltus, from salire "to leap" (see salient (adj.)).

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