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English definition of “salute”

salute

noun [C] (SHOW OF RESPECT)    /səˈluːt/
a sign of respect made to someone by raising the right hand to the side of the head: The soldier gave a salute and the officer returned it.Physical gestures of respect an action, such as firing a gun, done to show respect to someone: Full military honours and a 21-gun salute (= 21 guns fired at the same time) marked his funeral.Showing respect and admiration
(Definition of salute noun (SHOW OF RESPECT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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