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[n] rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms; "our fusillade from the left flank caught them by surprise"
[n] a sudden outburst of cheers; "there was a salvo of approval"
[n] an outburst resembling the discharge of firearms or the release of bombs


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Synonyms

burst, fusillade, volley

See Also...

burst, cheer, fire, firing, flare-up, outburst

Misc. Definitions

\Sal"vo\, n.; pl. {Salvos}. [L. salvo jure, literally, the right being reserved. See {Safe.}] An exception; a reservation; an excuse. They admit many salvos, cautions, and reservations. --Eikon Basilike.
\Sal"vo\, n. [F. salve a discharge of heavy cannon, a volley, L. salve hail, imperat. of salvere to be well, akin to salvus well. See {Safe}.]
1. (Mil.) A concentrated fire from pieces of artillery, as in endeavoring to make a break in a fortification; a volley.
2. A salute paid by a simultaneous, or nearly simultaneous, firing of a number of cannon.

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