saltbox

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

salt +‎ box

Noun[edit]

saltbox (plural saltboxes)

  1. A box for keeping salt in.
  2. (US) a distinctively shaped wooden frame house with two storeys at the front and one behind, characteristic of New England
    • 2007 March 9, Wendy Knight, “A Town That’s Still Down to Earth in a Highflying Ski Region”, in New York Times[1]:
      Rather than build new homes, weekenders are renovating existing homes, with saltboxes and capes predominant.
  3. A roof where one side slopes farther down than the other.