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Meaning of SALVO

Pronunciation:  'salvow

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms; "our fusillade from the left flank caught them by surprise"
  2. [n]  a sudden outburst of cheers; "there was a salvo of approval"
  3. [n]  an outburst resembling the discharge of firearms or the release of bombs

SALVO is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: burst, fusillade, volley
 See Also: burst, cheer, fire, firing, flare-up, outburst



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Sal"vo\, n.; pl. {Salvos}. [L. salvo jure, literally, the
    right being reserved. See {Safe.}]
    An exception; a reservation; an excuse.
          They admit many salvos, cautions, and reservations.
  2. \Sal"vo\, n. [F. salve a discharge of heavy cannon, a
    volley, L. salve hail, imperat. of salvere to be well, akin
    to salvus well. See {Safe}.]
    1. (Mil.) A concentrated fire from pieces of artillery, as in
       endeavoring to make a break in a fortification; a volley.
    2. A salute paid by a simultaneous, or nearly simultaneous,
       firing of a number of cannon.