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English Dictionary: salvo by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
salvo
n
  1. an outburst resembling the discharge of firearms or the release of bombs
  2. rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms; "our fusillade from the left flank caught them by surprise"
    Synonym(s): fusillade, salvo, volley, burst
  3. a sudden outburst of cheers; "there was a salvo of approval"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Salvo \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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Salvo \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.
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