Pronunciation: (sāv'ôl"),[key] —n. 1. a means, contrivance, or receptacle for preventing loss or waste.
2. Older Use.overalls.
3. Naut. 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.