- the act of saving a ship or its cargo from perils of the seas.
- the property so saved.
- compensation given to those who voluntarily save a ship or its cargo.
- the act of saving anything from fire, danger, etc.
- the property so saved.
OTHER WORDS FROM salvagesal·vage·a·ble, adjectivesal·vag·er, nounun·sal·vaged, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH salvagesalvage , selvage
Words nearby salvage
How to use salvage in a sentence
It can’t ever have been declared a total loss in an accident or be operating under a salvage title.
Fortescue apologized for the incident, which saw the company conduct land clearing on a cultural heritage site without the presence of elders from the Eastern Guruma People to observe and salvage artifacts.
Howell, who owns a pipeline salvage business, thought he could do the work for as little as $1,000.Oil and gas companies are making old pipelines the landowner’s problem|Kate Wheeling/Nexus Media|March 10, 2021|Popular-Science
Yet the sport, like everything else, is too much in salvage mode to know for sure what that looks like.The NBA offseason is a wild ride in normal times. This year? Buckle up.|Jerry Brewer|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
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.
Can a radical overhaul salvage this once gripping spectacle?
There were no odds and ends, even, of wreckage which I could salvage for one more week of the old life.A Virginia Scout|Hugh Pendexter
"These, madam," said I, handing her a small plush bag into which I had poured the "salvage" taken from my sticky palms.Mrs. Raffles|John Kendrick Bangs
Others were retaken by the English blockading squadrons, who received then one eighth for salvage.Newton Forster|Captain Frederick Marryat
In a week this salvage of débris was finished; the rock was swept clean, and the Durande was lightened.
The wreck and the salvage vessel assisting each other in opposite ways, saved half the labour of the operation.
British Dictionary definitions for salvage
- the act of saving any goods or property in danger of damage or destruction
- (as modifier)a salvage operation