• WordNet 3.6
    • n salvor someone who salvages
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Salvor (Law) One who assists in saving a ship or goods at sea, without being under special obligation to do so.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n salvor One who saves a ship or goods from wreck, fire, etc. See salvage.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Salvor sal′vor one who saves a cargo from wreck, fire, &c.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Salvation Save
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
See Salvage.


In literature:

The salvors had won, but sometimes victory cost much, and Barbara knew she might have to pay.
"Lister's Great Adventure" by Harold Bindloss
The salvor was forty minutes in the water, supporting the man.
"The Strand Magazine, Volume V, Issue 28, April 1893" by Various
Here she was sold by auction, and part of the proceeds divided as her ransom to her plucky salvors.
"A Labrador Doctor" by Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
If so claimed, full salvage, or half her value, is assigned to the salvors.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
The next place along the coast, after passing the Promontory of Salvore and turning south, is Umago.
"The Shores of the Adriatic" by F. Hamilton Jackson
She falters at the end of the long tow-rope and sheers wildly in the wake of her salvor.
"Merchantmen-at-Arms" by David W. Bone
No problem more strange was ever presented to a salvor.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo
The work was finally abandoned by these salvors in 1861.
"The Book of Buried Treasure" by Ralph D. Paine
Yes; salvors came to save what could be saved.
"In the Roar of the Sea" by Sabine Baring-Gould

In news:

Ferguson Group's accommodation service vessel, 'ASV Pioneer', deployed in the Mediterranean on a six-month contract with salvors Titan-Micoperi.
Shipwreck reveals precious coins, rare pewter artifacts to salvors at Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
Treasure two- fer for salvor.
The world's marine salvors have welcomed the International Maritime Organization's adoption of a new Wreck Removal Convention (WRC).
Salvors Aboard ' Rena ' Photo credit MNZ.
Rena still throwing its worst at salvors one year on.
Salvors report steel cutting on board the ' Rena ' continued with very good progress made during the current stable weather window.
Weather improvements have allowed salvors in the English Channel to commence work on the wreck removal operation of the Tricolor .
Deep Sea Salvor Encounters Potentially Deadly Shark Swarm.
In their latest update Salvors, Resolve Marine, report as follows.
Salvors report steel cutting on board the 'Rena' continued with very good progress made during the current stable weather window.
Eight of the sections are being transported via barge 1,500 nautical miles south from Canada on the Atlantic Salvor.
In this handout from Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the spire that will be installed atop One World Trade Center sit aboard the barge Atlantic Salvor November 16, 2012 in Valleyfield, Quebec, Canada.