Definition of salute:

part of speech: verb

To address with expressions of kind wishes and respect; to greet; to give a passing recognition to by a bow, & c.; to kiss; in the army or navy, to honour by a discharge of firearms, striking the colours, & c.

part of speech: noun

The expression of kind wishes or respects to any one present; a greeting; a kiss; in the army and navy, a mark of respect, signified by a discharge of firearms, lowering of the flag, & c.

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