sense rod from the botanical name in Latin: Salix, as in 'sally rod'
Salvation Army member is a shortening of that term
other senses from the French saillie, past participle of the verb salir, itself from Latin salire 'to leap'
- A sortie of troops from a besieged place against an enemy.
- A sudden rushing forth.
- An excursion or side trip.
- A witty statement or quip.
- A willow, or tree that looks like a willow, or object made from its wood, as in sally rod
- A tufted woollen part of a bellrope, used to provide grip when ringing a bell.
- context|New Zealand|slang a member of the Salvation Army.
trans-top|a sudden rushing forth
trans-top|an excursion or side trip
trans-top|a witty statement or quip
trans-top|a willow rod
- intransitive To make a sudden attack on an enemy from a defended position.
#: The troops sallied in desperation.
- intransitive To set out on an excursion; venture; depart (often followed by "forth.")
#: As she sallied forth from her boudoir, you would never have guessed how quickly she could strip for action. -William Manchester
- intransitive To venture off the beaten path.
#: A sally into the wide world beyond his home. (like foray.)
Dutch: een uitval doen
German: ein Ausfall machen