v. i.

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


  1. A salient angle or part; a projection.