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1. One who salvages or assists in salvaging a ship or its cargo.
2. A ship used in salvage.

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(ˈsælvə) or


(Nautical Terms) a person instrumental in salvaging a vessel or its cargo
[C17: from salvage + -or1]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.salvor - someone who salvages
recoverer, saver, rescuer - someone who saves something from danger or violence
stooper - a person at a racetrack who searches for winning parimutuel tickets that have been carelessly discarded by others
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An official investigation into the grounding of a 98ft fishing vessel off Shetland is under way as the owners of the vessel have been instructed to appoint a salvor.
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"The salvor could be Harbor Star," Tindog said, referring to the company that will remove the vessel from the grounding site.
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This reader had hoped for more in the entry for "Fara, Jord" because this member of the Encyclopedia Foundation's Ruling Board of Trustees on the planet Terminus was singled out by future mayor Salvor Hardin as being worrisome because he showed signs of thinking.
The Philippine Navy's BRP Ramon Alcaraz (FF-16) and landing dock ship BRP Tarlac (LD-601), as well as the US Navy's USNS Millinocket (T-EPF 3), diving and salvage ship USNS Salvor (T-ARS 52) and P-8 Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft are the assets that would participate in the drills.
The US Navy's fast transport ship USNS Millinocket, diving and salvage ship USNS Salvor and a P-8 Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft will be deployed along with the Philippine Navy's BRP Ramon Alcaraz and BRP Tarlac in the South China Sea for at-sea evolutions.
Finally a salvor dragged it to the city's waterfront.
The Royal Navy ordered the salvage vessel Salvor to assist, but she had only just arrived on the scene when the first explosion occurred at 7.30am today and laid waste to the entire Huskisson No2 Dock.
The person to whom the vehicle is given up will pass it to a salvor, also known as a "chop-shop," because it breaks the vehicle up into its component parts and sells them.
Half way through the 2 1/2-hour trip we pass the isolated isles of the Marquesas and cross the fabled Quicksands, where treasure salvor Mel Fisher found the multimillion-dollar mother lode of the Spanish galleon Nuestra Senora de Atocha.