- Moving by leaps or springs; leaping; bounding; jumping.
- Shooting out or up; springing; projecting.
- Hence, figuratively, forcing itself on the attention; prominent; conspicuous; noticeable.
- Projecting outwardly; as, a salient angle; -- opposed to reentering. See Illust. of Bastion.
- Represented in a leaping position; as, a lion salient.
- A salient angle or part; a projection.