What does the word salvo mean?

Usage examples for salvo

  1. The next day Thuillier was at the office as early as eight o'clock, in order to be the first to receive that formidable salvo. – The Lesser Bourgeoisie by Honore de Balzac
  2. Then Dom Wislezenus completed the marriage, and at the moment when the bridal pair exchanged rings, fanfares of trumpets blared forth, and a salvo of three times twelve guns began to roll over city and country- side, fired by the soldiers on the wall of the " Citadel." – Royal Highness by Thomas Mann