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Definition of salvo noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (pl. salvos, (or )salvoes)
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  1. 1the act of firing several guns or dropping several bombs, etc. at the same time; a sudden attack The first salvo exploded a short distance away.
  2. 2(figurative) The newspaper article was the opening salvo in what proved to be a long battle.
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