"salient" in the noun sense
military) the part of the line of battle that projects closest to the enemy
"salient" in the adjective sense
1. outstanding, prominent, salient, spectacular, striking
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"
"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"
of angles) pointing outward at an angle of less than 180 degrees
represented as leaping (rampant but leaning forward)
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