1. salient - noun
· (military) the part of the line of battle that projects closest to the enemy
2. salient - adjective
· having a quality that thrusts itself into attention; "an outstanding fact of our time is that nations poisoned by anti semitism proved less fortunate in regard to their own freedom"; "a new theory is the most prominent feature of the book"; "salient traits"; "a spectacular rise in prices"; "a striking thing about Picadilly Circus is the statue of Eros in the center"; "a striking resemblance between parent and child"
3. salient - adjective
· (of angles) pointing outward at an angle of less than 180 degrees
4. salient - adjective
· represented as leaping (rampant but leaning forward)
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