noun, plural sal·vos, sal·voes.
- salvemini, gaetano,
- salwar kameez,
Origin of salvo1
noun, plural sal·vos. Archaic.
Origin of salvo2
Examples from the Web for salvo
In Chicago, too, a 100-gun salvo went off and every bell in the city rang out.Atlanta’s Fall Foretold The End Of Civil War Bloodshed|Marc Wortman|September 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Back in 2007, Roberts threw his first salvo in the affirmative action wars.Affirmative Action Isn’t Oppressive, but the Roberts Court Wants to End It Anyway|Mike Sacks|April 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The salvo followed the test of another four missiles on Friday, February 21.The Ominous Meaning of North Korea’s Missile Launches|Gordon G. Chang|February 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But that was just the first salvo in a broader war for independence.Marvin Miller, the Labor Leader Who Revolutionized Baseball|Allen St. John|November 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Cheney's "dithering" salvo was just the latest attack on Obama from the former vice president and his daughters.
It was our second or third salvo, which had holed her badly at the water-line, that did the business.Stories of the Ships|Lewis R. Freeman
The place pulsated with a roar like that of a great waterfall in a deep gorge, salvo after salvo of cheers swelling and merging.The Unwilling Vestal|Edward Lucas White
She smiled in a way that showed she didn't disapprove of my persistence, but loosed a salvo of devastating negatives.Lighter Than You Think|Nelson Bond
The latter was very quickly straddled, and hitting commenced at the second salvo and only ceased when the target ship turned away.World's War Events, Vol. II|Various
The general opinion was that the whole turret had been unseated by the German salvo.The Heroic Record of the British Navy|Archibald Hurd
noun plural -vos or -voes
Word Origin for salvo
noun plural -vos rare
Word Origin for salvo
noun plural -vos
1719, alteration of salva (1590s) "simultaneous discharge of guns," from Italian salva "salute, volley" (cf. French salve, 16c., from Italian), from Latin salve "hail!," literally "be in good health!," the usual Roman greeting, regarded as imperative of salvere "to be in good health," but properly vocative of salvus "healthy" (see safe (adj.)). The notion is of important visitors greeted with a volley of gunfire into the air; applied afterward to any concentrated fire from guns.