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salvo - Word of the Day - Mon Jan 10, 2022


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salvo - (noun) - 1: a simultaneous discharge of two or more guns or bombs; 2: a spirited attack

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Modern military doctrine tries to make the opening salvo, the only salvo.

 

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I did my nerd thing and looked up the origin.  It dates back to the Latin greeting, Hail! The English form was used as a salute of two guns or more.  Later to include the use in military assaults of guns or cannons in battle.

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In the Bridgemont series, almost all of the chapters will feature a salvo of cannon in greetings to ports, friendly ships, officer boarding another ship or during the many epic battles at sea.:gikkle:

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