Medieval Glossary

Angle, Salient

The projecting angle formed by the two faces of a bastion. The same as a 'flanked angle.'

Related term(s): Angle, Flanked; Bastion; Angle, Diminished; Angle, Interior Flanking; Angle of the Centre; Angle of the Epaule
Category: Castles and Fortifications
Added: 09.04.05
Source information: Wilhelm, Thomas. A Military Dictionary and Gazetteer. Philadelphia: L.R. Hamersly & Co., 1881. 22.


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