escarp definition

  • noun:
    • A steep pitch or cliff; an escarpment.
    • The inner wall surface of a ditch or trench dug around a fortification.
    • along side it associated with ditch next the parapet; -- identical to scarp, and in opposition to counterscarp.
    • In fortification, that side of a ditch surrounding a rampart which can be nearest to the rampart: the opposite of counterscarp.
    • a steep synthetic slope in front of a fortification
  • verb-transitive:
    • To cause to create a steep slope.
    • To provide with an escarp.
    • To make into, or furnish with, a steep pitch, like that of a scrap.
  • verb:
    • which will make into, or furnish with, a steep slope, like this of a scarp.
  • others:
    • In fortification, to slope; offer a slope to.

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