Definitions for: Salvo


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



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.
--Eikon
Basilike.


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.

Synonyms: burst, fusillade, volley

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

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