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What's the main difference between "bow" and "salute"?

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Rebecca

A bow is the action of folding your body at the waist, in a gesture of respect or thanks. A salute is a gesture made with the arms and hands, usually made by holding them in a position close to your head. Ex: The soldiers gave the casket a military salute. Ex: The restaurant host bowed to us as we entered the restaurant.

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