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sal·vo 1

 (săl′vō)
n. pl. sal·vos or sal·voes
1.
a. A simultaneous discharge of firearms.
b. The simultaneous release of a rack of bombs from an aircraft.
c. The projectiles or bombs thus released.
2. Something resembling a release or discharge of bombs or firearms, as:
a. A sudden outburst, as of cheers or praise.
b. A forceful verbal or written assault.

[Italian salva, from French salve, from Latin salvē, hail, imperative of salvēre, to be in good health, from salvus, safe; see sol- in Indo-European roots.]

sal·vo 2

 (săl′vō)
n. pl. sal·vos
1. A mental provision or reservation.
2. An expedient for protecting one's reputation or for soothing one's conscience.

[Latin salvō (as in Medieval Latin salvō iūre, saving the right), ablative of salvus, safe; see safe.]
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salvo

(ˈsælvəʊ)
n, pl -vos or -voes
1. (Military) a discharge of fire from weapons in unison, esp on a ceremonial occasion
2. (Military) concentrated fire from many weapons, as in a naval battle
3. an outburst, as of applause
[C17: from Italian salva, from Old French salve, from Latin salvē! greetings! from salvēre to be in good health, from salvus safe]

salvo

(ˈsælvəʊ)
n, pl -vos
1. an excuse or evasion
2. an expedient to save a reputation or soothe hurt feelings
3. (Law) (in legal documents) a saving clause; reservation
[C17: from such Medieval Latin phrases as salvō iūre the right of keeping safe, from Latin salvus safe]

Salvo

(ˈsælvəʊ)
n, pl -vos
(Protestantism) slang Austral a member of the Salvation Army
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sal•vo

(ˈsæl voʊ)

n., pl. -vos, -voes.
1. a simultaneous or successive discharge of artillery, rockets, etc.
2. a round of gunfire given as a salute.
3. a round of cheers or applause.
4. a verbal attack, as upon an opponent or rival.
[1585–95; earlier salva < Middle French salve « Latin salvē! hail!, literally, be in good health!; compare salute]
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salvo

1. In naval gunfire support, a method of fire in which a number of weapons are fired at the same target simultaneously.
2. In close air support or air interdiction operations, a method of delivery in which the release mechanisms are operated to release or fire all ordnance of a specific type simultaneously.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.

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.
Dictionary of Collective Nouns and Group Terms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.salvo - an outburst resembling the discharge of firearms or the release of bombssalvo - an outburst resembling the discharge of firearms or the release of bombs
flare-up, outburst, burst - a sudden intense happening; "an outburst of heavy rain"; "a burst of lightning"
2.salvo - rapid simultaneous discharge of firearmssalvo - rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms; "our fusillade from the left flank caught them by surprise"
firing, fire - the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy; "hold your fire until you can see the whites of their eyes"; "they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire"
3.salvo - a sudden outburst of cheers; "there was a salvo of approval"
cheer - a cry or shout of approval
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salvo

noun barrage, storm, bombardment, strafe, cannonade His testimony was only one in a salvo of new attacks.
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salvo

noun
1. A concentrated outpouring, as of missiles, words, or blows:
2. A formal token of appreciation and admiration for a person's high achievements:
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Translations

salvo

1 [ˈsælvəʊ] N (salvos or salvoes (pl)) (Mil) → salva f
a salvo of applauseuna salva de aplausos

salvo

2 [ˈsælvəʊ] N (salvos (pl)) (Jur) → salvedad f, reserva f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

salvo

[ˈsælvəʊ] nsalve f
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salvo

n (of guns, fig) → Salve f; a salvo of applauseein Beifallssturm m
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salvo

[ˈsælvəʊ] n (Mil) → salva; (outburst, of applause) → scroscio
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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