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Salvage Definition

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[n] the act of rescuing a ship or its crew or its cargo from a shipwreck or a fire
[n] the act of saving goods or property that were in danger of damage or destruction
[n] property or goods saved from damage or destruction
[v] collect discarded or refused material; "She scavenged the garbage cans for food"
[v] save from ruin or destruction

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relieve, salve, save, scavenge

Misc. Definitions

\Sal"vage\ (?; 48), n. [F. salvage, OF. salver to save, F. sauver, fr. L. salvare. See {Save}.]
1. The act of saving a vessel, goods, or life, from perils of the sea. Salvage of life from a British ship, or a foreign ship in British waters, ranks before salvage of goods. --Encyc. Brit.
2. (Maritime Law) (a) The compensation allowed to persons who voluntarily assist in saving a ship or her cargo from peril. (b) That part of the property that survives the peril and is saved. --Kent. Abbot.
\Sal"vage\, a. & n. Savage. [Obs.] --Spenser.

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