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save-all

[ seyv-awl ]
/ ˈseɪvˌɔl /
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noun

a means, contrivance, or receptacle for preventing loss or waste.
Older Use. overalls (def. 3).
Nautical.
  1. a net secured between a pier and a ship, beneath cargo being transferred from one to the other.
  2. a sail for utilizing wind spilled from the regular sails of a vessel: used in very light winds.

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Origin of save-all

First recorded in 1635–45; noun use of verb phrase save all
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British Dictionary definitions for save-all

save-all

noun

a device to prevent waste or loss
nautical
  1. a net used while loading a ship
  2. a light sail set to catch wind spilling from another sail
dialect overalls or a pinafore
British a dialect word for miser 1
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