What does old salt mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mariner, seaman, tar, Jack-tar, Jack, old salt, seafarer, gob, sea dog(noun)

    a man who serves as a sailor


  1. old salt(Noun)

    A seasoned sailor, especially one who is hardy and forthright in manner.


  1. Old salt

    An "old salt" in the English speaking naval services is often a raconteur, or teller of sea stories. Much of the history and traditions of the naval services are passed from generation to generation of service members by these sea stories as told and retold by old salts. Sea stories may be truthful, half-truths, or falsehoods, however they always enhance the reputations of naval and Marine units, or individuals.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of old salt in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of old salt in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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