- Fortification. the inner slope or wall of the ditch surrounding a rampart.
- any similar steep slope.
verb (used with object)
- to make into an escarp; give a steep slope to; furnish with escarps.
- fortifications the inner side of the ditch separating besiegers and besiegedCompare
- a rare word for
“steep slope,” 1680s, from French escarpe (16c.), from Italian scarpa (see ).