In Chicago, too, a 100-gun salvo went off and every bell in the city rang out.
He also strongly urged supporters not to interpret the change in hiring policy as a salvo in war over gay marriage.
The salvo followed the test of another four missiles on Friday, February 21.
1719, alteration of salva (1590s) "simultaneous discharge of guns," from Italian salva "salute, volley" (cf. French salve, 16c., from Italian), from Latin salve "hail!," literally "be in good health!," the usual Roman greeting, regarded as imperative of salvere "to be in good health," but properly vocative of salvus "healthy" (see safe (adj.)). The notion is of important visitors greeted with a volley of gunfire into the air; applied afterward to any concentrated fire from guns.