Definitions for: Salvage

[n] the act of rescuing a ship or its crew or its cargo from a shipwreck or a fire
[n] the act of saving goods or property that were in danger of damage or destruction
[n] property or goods saved from damage or destruction
[v] collect discarded or refused material; "She scavenged the garbage cans for food"
[v] save from ruin or destruction

Webster (1913) Definition: Sal"vage (?; 48), n. [F. salvage, OF. salver to save,
F. sauver, fr. L. salvare. See Save.]
1. The act of saving a vessel, goods, or life, from perils of
the sea.

Salvage of life from a British ship, or a foreign
ship in British waters, ranks before salvage of
goods. --Encyc. Brit.

2. (Maritime Law)
(a) The compensation allowed to persons who voluntarily
assist in saving a ship or her cargo from peril.
(b) That part of the property that survives the peril and
is saved. --Kent. Abbot.

Sal"vage, a. & n.
Savage. [Obs.] --Spenser.

Synonyms: relieve, salve, save, scavenge

See Also: belongings, collect, commodity, deliver, deliverance, delivery, garner, gather, goods, holding, material possession, property, pull together, rescue, rescue, saving, trade goods

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