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save-all

[seyv-awl] /ˈseɪvˌɔl/
noun
1.
a means, contrivance, or receptacle for preventing loss or waste.
2.
Older Use. overalls.
3.
Nautical.
  1. a net secured between a pier and a ship, beneath cargo being transferred from one to the other.
  2. a sail for utilizing wind spilled from the regular sails of a vessel: used in very light winds.
Origin
1635-1645
1635-45; noun use of verb phrase save all
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British Dictionary definitions for save all

save-all

noun
1.
a device to prevent waste or loss
2.
(nautical)
  1. a net used while loading a ship
  2. a light sail set to catch wind spilling from another sail
3.
(dialect) overalls or a pinafore
4.
(Brit) a dialect word for miser1
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