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 for salvage
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Salvage \Sal"vage\ (?; 48), n. [F. salvage, OF. salver to save,
     F. sauver, fr. L. salvare. See Save.]
     1. The act of saving a vessel, goods, or life, from perils of
        the sea.
        [1913 Webster]
              Salvage of life from a British ship, or a foreign
              ship in British waters, ranks before salvage of
              goods.                                --Encyc. Brit.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Maritime Law)
        (a) The compensation allowed to persons who voluntarily
            assist in saving a ship or her cargo from peril.
        (b) That part of the property that survives the peril and
            is saved. --Kent. Abbot.
            [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Salvage \Sal"vage\, a. & n.
     Savage. [Obs.] --Spenser.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: property or goods saved from damage or destruction
      2: the act of saving goods or property that were in danger of
         damage or destruction
      3: the act of rescuing a ship or its crew or its cargo from a
         shipwreck or a fire
      v 1: save from ruin, destruction, or harm [syn: salvage,
           salve, relieve, save]
      2: collect discarded or refused material; "She scavenged the
         garbage cans for food" [syn: salvage, scavenge]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  154 Moby Thesaurus words for "salvage":
     abatement, admission, admission fee, agio, allowance, amends,
     anchorage, atonement, bank discount, blood money, breakage,
     brokerage, carfare, cash discount, cellarage, chain discount,
     charge, charge-off, charges, compensation, concession, conservancy,
     conservation, conservationism, consideration, cover charge, cut,
     damages, deduction, deliver, deliverance, delivery, demand,
     depreciation, discount, dockage, drawback, dues, entrance fee,
     environmental conservation, exaction, exactment, extract,
     extricate, extrication, fare, fee, forest conservation,
     forest management, free, freeing, guerdon, hire, honorarium,
     indemnification, indemnity, keeping, kickback, liberate,
     liberation, license fee, lifesaving, maintenance, meed, penalty,
     penalty clause, percentage, pilotage, portage, premium, preserval,
     preservation, price, price reduction, price-cut, protection,
     quittance, ransom, rebate, rebatement, recapture, reclaim,
     reclaiming, reclamation, recompense, recoup, recoupment, recover,
     recovery, recuperation, recycle, redeem, redemption, redress,
     reduction, refund, regain, regainment, release, remuneration,
     reoccupation, reparation, replevin, replevy, repossession,
     requital, requitement, rescue, restitution, restoration,
     resumption, retake, retaking, retribution, retrieval, retrieve,
     return, revindication, revival, reward, rollback, safekeeping,
     salvation, salve, satisfaction, save, saving, scot, scot and lot,
     set free, setoff, shot, smart money, soil conservation, solatium,
     storage, stream conservation, support, tare, time discount, toll,
     towage, trade discount, tret, trover, underselling, upkeep,
     water conservation, wergild, wetlands conservation, wharfage,
     wildlife conservation, win back, write-off

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  SALVAGE, maritime law. This term originally meant the thing or goods saved 
  from shipwreck or other loss; and in that sense it is generally to be 
  understood in our old books. But it is at present more frequently understood 
  to mean the compensation made to those by whose means the ship or goods have 
  been saved from the effects of shipwreck, fire, pirates, enemies, or any 
  other loss or misfortune. 1 Cranch, 1. 
       2. This compensation, which is now usually made in money, was, before 
  the use of money became general, made by a delivery of part of the effects 
  saved. Marsh. Ins. B. 1, c. 12, s. 8; Pet. Adm. Dec. 425; 2 Taunt. 302; 3 B. 
  & P. 612; 4 M. & S. 159; 1 Cranch, 1; 2 Cranch, 240; Cranch, 221; 3 Dall. 
  188; 4 Wheat. 98 9 Cranch, 244; 3 Wheat. 91; 1 Day, 193 1 Johns. R. 165; 4 
  Cranch, 347; Com. Dig. Salvage; 3 Kent, Com. 196. Vide Salvors. 

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