American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One who salvages or assists in salvaging a ship or its cargo.
- n. A ship used in salvage.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who saves a ship or goods from wreck, fire, etc. See salvage.
- n. One who salvages; especially, one who assists in saving a distressed ship or its goods at sea, without being under special obligation to do so.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Law) One who assists in saving a ship or goods at sea, without being under special obligation to do so.
- n. someone who salvages
- salv(age) + -or1. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Still, Mr. Marden did say that when a store goes out of business or has its inventory damaged, a third party-called a "salvor" - takes over and brings the merchandise to stores like Marden's.”
“However, since the book's publication, Vazquez has teamed up with an American salvor company and dived on the wreck with unknown results.”
“But salvor Nilda Vazquez claims the Panamanian Ministry of Economy and Finance has granted her exclusive rights to the wreck.”
“In 2001, Warren White, a salvor with a reputation for blowing up wrecks to find their hidden gold, announced that a wreck off the coast of Panama -- the oldest ever found in the Western Hemisphere -- was Vizcaina.”
“The company operates as the salvor-in-possession of the Titanic wreck.”
“RMST requests a preliminary injunction, and, in an order dated June 23, the court declares that RMST, as salvor-in-possession, has the right to exclude others from visiting the site in order to photograph it.”
“The company that arranged for the cruise -- and provided funding and equipment for the expedition -- later sues RMST, claiming co-salvor status and seeking $8 million for breach of contract, fraud, and other damages.”
“RMST's status as exclusive salvor is valid so long as it remains "in possession," a condition that effectively compels it to mount salvage expeditions every year or two.”
“But the primary goals of the salvage -- to maintain the project's salvor-in-possession status and recover "desirable objects" for display -- remain decidedly non-archaeological.”
“In April, 1999 RMS Titanic, Inc., as exclusive salvor-in-possession of the Titanic wreck, filed suit in federal court in Virginia seeking to block the U.S.”
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