Salient

Salient

[sey-lee-uhnt, seyl-yuhnt]
Salient may refer to:

  • Peninsula-like salients of political geography and Military Science.
    • Salient (military), a battlefield feature that projects one forces lines into enemy territory which surrounds it on three sides.
    • Salient (geography), part of a discrete territory projecting out of the main portion, bordered by foreign territory on three sides, into which it projects. These are also frequently called panhandles.
  • Salient (magazine), Victoria University of Wellington student publication
  • Salient (heraldry)
  • Salient pole, a salient (i.e. projecting) electromagnetic pole of a field coil

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