salt river









salt river


noun

  1. a river flowing W from E Arizona to the Gila River near Phoenix: Roosevelt Dam. 200 miles (322 km) long.

n.a tidal river, 1650s; as a proper name, used early 19c. with reference to backwoods inhabitants of the U.S., especially Kentucky. U.S. political slang phrase to row (someone) up Salt River “send (someone) to political defeat” probably owes its origin to this, as the first attested use (1828) is in a Kentucky context.

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