save all

save-all

[seyv-awl]
noun
1.
a means, contrivance, or receptacle for preventing loss or waste.
2.
Older Use. overalls.
3.
Nautical.
a.
a net secured between a pier and a ship, beneath cargo being transferred from one to the other.
b.
a sail for utilizing wind spilled from the regular sails of a vessel: used in very light winds.

Origin:
1635–45; noun use of verb phrase save all

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

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