- to save from shipwreck, fire, etc.
Origin of salvage
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Examples from the Web for salvages
But here it is not so; we have no quarrel as yet with the salvages, nor is it wise to provoke one.
Let no more of the salvages into the stockade until we have settled with these.
What odds between a God like that and the Shietan of the salvages?
Why, was it not your honour's self that sent us after these salvages?Hansford: A Tale of Bacon's Rebellion
St. George Tucker
He further said that the Salvages were claimed by the Portuguese, and not by the Spanish.The Cruise of the 'Alerte'
E. F. Knight
- the act, process, or business of rescuing vessels or their cargoes from loss at sea
- the act of saving any goods or property in danger of damage or destruction
- (as modifier)a salvage operation
- the goods or property so saved
- compensation paid for the salvage of a vessel or its cargo
- the proceeds from the sale of salvaged goods or property
- to save or rescue (goods or property) from fire, shipwreck, etc
- to gain (something beneficial) from a failureshe salvaged little from the broken marriage
Word Origin and History for salvages
1640s, "payment for saving a ship from wreck or capture," from French salvage (15c.), from Old French salver "to save" (see save (v.)). The general sense of "the saving of property from danger" is attested from 1878. Meaning "recycling of waste material" is from 1918, from the British effort in World War I.
1889, from salvage (n.). Related: Salvaged; salvaging.