(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.
a sudden, vigorous, or aggressive act or series of acts:
the pardons provoked a salvo of accusations.
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
, bravo, centavo, multum in parvo, octavo
, de novo, Denovo, Porto Novo, Provo
•Kosovo • servo
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.
simultaneous discharge of firearms, esp. as a salute. XVII. repl. earlier (XVI) †salve
and occas. †salva
, by substitution of -o
; ult. — It. salva