What does the word salvage mean?

Usage examples for salvage

  1. Truly, it has been a noble salvage. – When London Burned by G. A. Henty
  2. A half million dollars was perhaps not much out of eleven millions, but it was a salvage not to be despised! – The Adventures of Jimmie Dale by Frank L. Packard
  3. The Krooman now endeavoured to undeceive his master as to the value of the " salvage", telling him that what their rivals were taking out of the sunken ship was nothing but worthless stone. – The Boy Slaves by Mayne Reid