An exception; a reservation; an excuse.
- A simultaneous discharge of firearms.
- The simultaneous release of a rack of bombs from an aircraft.
- The projectiles or bombs thus released.
- Something resembling a release or discharge of bombs or firearms, as:
- A sudden outburst, as of cheers or praise.
- A forceful verbal or written assault.
- A mental provision or reservation.
- Law A saving clause.
- An expedient for protecting one's reputation or for soothing one's conscience.