a person who salvages or helps to salvage a ship, cargo, etc.

1670–80; salv(age) + -or2 Unabridged
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salvor or salver (ˈsælvə)
a person instrumental in salvaging a vessel or its cargo
[C17: from salvage + -or1]
salver or salver
[C17: from salvage + -or1]

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Example sentences
Her cutter head was lifted and the dredge moved by the salvor to a drydock for further inspections and repairs.
The salvor will also be prepared to offload containers as a secondary measure.
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