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noun 
  1. (military) an outwardly projecting part of a fortification, trench system, or line of defense
Translations: 
  • French: saillant, saillie
    (trans-mid)
adjective 
  1. prominent, worthy of note; pertinent or relevant
The article is not exhaustive, but it covers the points pretty well.
  1. (heraldry): Of an animal, usually a quadruped, depicted in a leaping posture.
Translations: 
  • French: saillant
    (trans-bottom) (trans-top, in an heraldic posture)
    (trans-mid)
Etymology: Latin salire (to leap)


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