verb (used with object), sal·vaged, sal·vag·ing.
Can be confusedsalvage selvage
Examples from the Web for salvage
Sen. Mary Landrieu did everything she could Monday night to salvage the shards of her bid for a fourth term in the U.S. Senate.
None of this is to say that the wreck and salvage of the Costa Concordia should have received less attention.
It was a negligent accident that cost more than 30 lives, including a salvage diver who perished working on the wreck.
Two full hotels on Giglio port have been rented entirely for two years for the salvage crews and the command center.
“Sometimes stuff just happens,” Lerner emailed the IRS techs in 2011 as they tried to salvage her hard drive.Paging Rose Mary Woods: Obama’s Unbelievable Missing IRS Emails|James Poulos|June 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Over rawhide trunks and the disused cradle and still-crib was now piled the salvage of a wealthy household.Old Kaskaskia|Mary Hartwell Catherwood
Is it to be left, or shall we give it up to the admiralty court at Key West, and put in a claim for salvage?Jack Tier or The Florida Reef|James Fenimore Cooper
Thus, according to British Law, a salvage of 12-1/2 per cent.International Law. A Treatise. Volume I (of 2)|Lassa Francis Oppenheim
Salvage had been denied in the court below and from that part of the decree no appeal had been claimed.A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents: Tyler|Compiled by James D. Richardson
Wà pay makadawdaw sa nasunúgan, Nobody can salvage the leftovers from the fire.A Dictionary of Cebuano Visayan|John U. Wolff
British Dictionary definitions for salvage
- the act of saving any goods or property in danger of damage or destruction
- (as modifier)a salvage operation