Word of the Day
noun salvos, salvoes
1 A simultaneous discharge of artillery or other guns in a battle.
1.1 A number of weapons released from one or more aircraft in quick succession.
1.2 A sudden, vigorous, or aggressive act or series of acts.
Late 16th century (earlier as salve): from French salve, Italian salva ‘salutation’.
An opening salvo of cannon is probably the last which will be so well coordinated. [That’s the military canon I learned from reading Hornblower novels.]