verb (used with object), sal·vaged, sal·vag·ing.
Origin of salvage
Synonyms for salvage
Examples from the Web for salvageable
Contemporary Examples of salvageable
They broke off into groups of a dozen and got to work collecting bricks and salvageable materials from the rubble.After the Genocide, Rwanda’s Widows Aging Alone
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Historical Examples of salvageable
Wrecks were being broken up, with salvageable material used for newer homes.Police Your Planet
Lester del Rey
- the act of saving any goods or property in danger of damage or destruction
- (as modifier)a salvage operation
Word Origin for salvage
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.