ETYM Latin saliens, -entis, p. pr. of salire to leap; cf. French saillant. Related to Sally.
Leaping; outstanding; pointing outward.
(Heraldry) Represented as leaping (rampant but leaning forward).
(Of angles) Pointing outward at an angle of less than 180 degrees.
(Military) The part of the line of battle that projects closest to the enemy.