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  Definition of Salient
  1. (military) the part of the line of battle that projects closest to the enemy
  2. 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 trait
  3. (of angles) pointing outward at an angle of less than 180 degrees
Similar Words: outstanding, prominent, spectacular, striking

 

Part Meronyms: line of battle

 

Anagrams: elastin, saltine

 

 
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