escarp


escarp

noun

  1. Fortification. the inner slope or wall of the ditch surrounding a rampart.
  2. any similar steep slope.

verb (used with object)

  1. to make into an escarp; give a steep slope to; furnish with escarps.

noun

  1. fortifications the inner side of the ditch separating besiegers and besiegedCompare counterscarp

verb

  1. a rare word for scarp (def. 3)
n.

“steep slope,” 1680s, from French escarpe (16c.), from Italian scarpa (see scarp).

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