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Adjective: salient  sey-lee-unt
  1. Having a quality that thrusts itself into attention
    "salient traits";
    - outstanding, prominent, spectacular, striking
     
  2. (of angles) pointing outward at an angle of less than 180 degrees
     
  3. (heraldry) represented as leaping (rampant but leaning forward)
Noun: salient  sey-lee-unt
  1. (military) the part of the line of battle that projects closest to the enemy

Derived forms: salients

See also: conspicuous, inclined

Type of: projection

Antonym: re-entrant

Part of: line of battle

Encyclopedia: Salient