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sal·vo / ˈsalˌvō/ • n. (pl. -vos or -voes) a simultaneous discharge of artillery or other guns in a battle. ∎  a number of weapons released from one or more aircraft in quick succession. ∎ fig. a sudden, vigorous, or aggressive act or series of acts: the pardons provoked a salvo of accusations.

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salvo1 saving clause; dishonest mental reservation XVII; expedient for saving one's reputation or soothing one's conscience, etc. XVIII. — L. salvō, abl. of n. of salvus uninjured, intact, SAFE1, occurring as the first word of medL. law phr. such as salvo jure (abl. of L. jūs right) without prejudice to the right of; cf. SAVE2.

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Salvo

a salute or discharge of firearms, rockets, etc.; shouts or cheers of the crowd.

Examples : salvo of applause, 1845; of cannons, 1826; of confetti, 1860; of despair, 1875; of gunfire; of rabble, 1734; of rockets, 1799; of shot, 1591.

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salvo2 simultaneous discharge of firearms, esp. as a salute. XVII. repl. earlier (XVI) †salve and occas. †salva, by substitution of -o for -a; ult. — It. salva.