|Origin:||salva, from French salve, from Latin, a greeting, from salvere 'to be healthy', from salvus; SAFE1|
sal‧vo plural salvos or salvoes [countable usually singular] formal
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when several guns are fired during a battle or as part of a ceremony
the first in a series of questions, statements etc that you use to try to win an argument:
Congressman Saunders fired the opening salvo during a heated debate on capital punishment.
sudden laughter, applause etc from many people at the same time