Adjective "salvaged" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


Rescue (a wrecked or disabled ship or its cargo) from loss at sea.
  1. 'Over the stern the rudder rests folded towards the seabed at 30m, but the propeller was salvaged soon after the ship went down.'
  2. 'Attempts to salvage the ship were hampered by thick fog on Saturday night and the bad weather continued yesterday morning, French coastguards said.'
  3. 'Forget bronze propellers - that is the part of the ship that was salvaged, including the stern deck gun carried for defensive purposes.'
  4. 'Hardwood from the cargo was still being salvaged as recently as 1992.'
  5. 'Yet when it happens there is a mad scramble to see what is possible in terms of rescue and then what needs to be put in place to avert marine ecological disaster, prior to rescuing or salvaging the vessel.'
  6. 'This massive wreck has been salvaged for its copper ingot cargo, but is still reasonably intact.'
  7. 'Its richest inhabitants earned their money salvaging ships that hit the reefs.'
  8. 'Since then, the wreck must have been salvaged, because the deck and sides of the hull have collapsed and most of it is only a metre or two above the seabed.'
  9. 'Japan has conveyed its desire to salvage the ship from where it lies in the East China sea, but China has yet to agree to the request.'
  10. 'The shoreline was cluttered with the rusting hulks of old ships that had been hauled out of the sea and hundreds of people were crawling over the wrecks salvaging anything of value.'
  11. 'it was the only crumb of comfort he could salvage from the ordeal'
  12. 'But public relations guru Max Clifford said he needs to start a media campaign to help him ‘win friends and influence people’ if he is to stand any chance of salvaging his career.'
  13. 'At rain sodden Dr. Cullen Park last Saturday the Wexford border men were within seconds of a repeat victory, only a injury time point from Alan O'Brien salvaging a share of the spoils for the relieved townsmen.'
  14. 'Ibra has repeatedly said that salvaging the bank through a rights issue would be the best and cheapest option on the table compared to other choices, such as a merger, acquisition or liquidation.'
  15. 'After salvaging a round of 70 thanks to two late birdies, Woods will set out this afternoon with Sergio Garcia in a reprise of the 1999 US PGA Championship at Medinah.'
  16. 'Farm supports will be central to salvaging the talks and averting a collapse in the process when the 145 member states of the WTO meet at a ministerial conference in Hong Kong in December.'
  17. 'He still ‘feels like a Celtic player’ but appreciates there is no prospect of him salvaging his reputation under O'Neill.'
  18. 'The government had insisted that GAM accept the special autonomy arrangement and lay down its weapons in order to resume peace talks aimed at salvaging a peace pact signed in December 2002.'
  19. 'He hit two sixes and 15 fours in an unbeaten 105 to salvage a draw for his side on the final day in Cape Town.'
  20. 'It needed an inspired performance by goalkeeper Shay Given and a much more defensive and conservative second-half performance to salvage a point.'
  21. 'In the last minute of injury time Ireland closed a one-goal deficit with Germany to salvage a draw.'


The rescue of a wrecked or disabled ship or its cargo from loss at sea.
  1. 'The technical details of its salvage are one of the truly great stories of deep-sea salvage operations.'
  2. 'The party had been arranged in honour of Tim Hayter, a New Zealand specialist diver who had been working on salvage operations in the Straits of Jeddah.'
  3. 'They also found remnant ingots from the 1951/52 salvage operation.'
  4. 'Redding said the next phase of the Smit Marine salvage operation would be to complete preparations for entry into Port Elizabeth for discharge of the remaining cargo on board the vessel.'
  5. 'A salvage operation by a local company in Scapa Flow has retrieved a massive anchor from the sea bed - three months after it was lost by a visiting oil tanker.'
  6. 'Those behind the find are now reported to be planning to drum up finance for a major salvage operation this summer to raise the 85 ft long, 112 ft wide craft.'
  7. 'Only Key West, the last link in the chain, had anything like a town, its fortune based on selling salvage from ships wrecked on the reef that shadows the Keys.'
  8. 'surgery resulted in the salvage of damaged myocardium'
  9. 'It may be that the plane reached the site as a result of salvage or scavenging from a more wealthy site in the neighbourhood which had been abandoned.'
  10. 'Should you find the entire sub floor to be too badly damaged for salvage, it will be best to lay new one.'
  11. 'The Crown or the owner of the property pays this salvage payment, or the finder may receive the property instead of payment.'
  12. 'The reward for such assistance was a generous salvage payment based on the percentage of the value of the saved cargo and boat.'

More definitions

1. the act of saving a ship or its cargo from perils of the seas.

2. the property so saved.

3. compensation given to those who voluntarily save a ship or its cargo.

4. the act of saving anything from fire, danger, etc.

5. the property saved from danger.

6. the value or proceeds upon sale of goods recovered from a fire. verb (used with object), salvaged, salvaging.

7. to save from shipwreck, fire, etc.

More examples(as adjective)

"materials can be salvaged."

"slates can be salvaged."

"timbers can be salvaged."

"sights can be salvaged."

"points can be salvaged."

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(salvage)Mid 17th century (as a noun denoting payment for saving a ship or its cargo): from French, from medieval Latin salvagium, from Latin salvare ‘to save’. The verb dates from the late 19th century.