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meanings of salient


  1. Denoting any angle less than two right angles.
  2. Depicted in a leaping posture.
  3. Shooting or springing out; projecting.
  4. Prominent; conspicuous.
  5. Moving by leaps or springs; jumping.
  6. Worthy of note; pertinent or relevant.
  7. Projecting outwards, pointing outwards.


  1. An outwardly projecting part of a fortification, trench system, or line of defense.