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From Latin salvo jure, literally, the right being reserved.

Singular
salvo

Plural
salvos

salvo (plural salvos)

  1. An exception; a reservation; an excuse.
    They admit many salvos, cautions, and reservations. --Eilon Basilike.
    2006 MetaFilter community weblog Britannica's issued a salvo against Nature's famous "Wikipedia and the EB are comparably error-strewn" analysis.

From French salve, a discharge of heavy cannon, a volley, from Latin salve hail, imperative of salvere to be well, akin to salvus, well.

Singular
salvo

Plural
salvos

salvo (plural salvos)

  1. (military) A concentrated fire from pieces of artillery, as in endeavoring to make a break in a fortification; a volley.
  2. By extension, any volley, as in an argument or debate.
  3. A salute paid by a simultaneous, or nearly simultaneous, firing of a number of cannon.

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