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




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.


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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