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saltbox (plural saltboxes)
- A box for keeping salt in.
- (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”, New York Times:
- Rather than build new homes, weekenders are renovating existing homes, with saltboxes and capes predominant.
- A roof where one side slopes farther down than the other.