Definition of dry-salter in US English:

dry-salter

noun

British
historical
  • A dealer in dyes, gums, and drugs, and sometimes also in pickles and other preserved foodstuffs.

    • ‘You knew Tommy Hill, the wittiest of Dry Salters.’
    • ‘In England the girl had fallen in love with a poor English dry-salter.’

Pronunciation

dry-salter

/ˈdraɪˌsɔltər//ˈdrīˌsôltər/