salient angle

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Noun1.Salient angle - an angle pointing outwardsalient angle - an angle pointing outward; an interior angle of a polygon that is less than 180 degrees
angle - the space between two lines or planes that intersect; the inclination of one line to another; measured in degrees or radians
reentering angle, reentrant angle - an interior angle of a polygon that is greater than 180 degrees
References in classic literature ?
Two little spotless flags were abroad, the one on a salient angle of the fort, and the other on the advanced battery of the besiegers; emblems of the truth which existed, not only to the acts, but it would seem, also, to the enmity of the combatants.
This is a common misconception that the length of the rays is salient angle attribute.
From the defenders' point of view, a dead angle is an area in front of a salient angle into which they cannot train their guns, either because they cannot see it or because the area is out of alignment with their guns.