Part of speech: noun

The saving of a ship or cargo; the property rescued, or the compensation to the rescuers.

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Usage examples "salvage":

  1. Truly, it has been a noble salvage. - "When London Burned", 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", 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", Mayne Reid.