Definition of Escarp

1. Noun. A steep artificial slope in front of a fortification.

Exact synonyms: Escarpment, Protective Embankment, Scarp
Generic synonyms: Fortification, Munition

Definition of Escarp

1. n. The side of the ditch next the parapet; -- same as scarp, and opposed to counterscarp.

2. v. t. To make into, or furnish with, a steep slope, like that of a scrap.

Definition of Escarp

1. Verb. (transitive) To make into, or furnish with, a steep slope, like that of a scarp. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Escarp

1. to cause to slope steeply [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Escarp

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Literary usage of Escarp

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1. Elements of Fortification: Field and Permanent. by Auguste Frédéric Lendy (1857)
"(18) The Ditch is comprised between two slopes; that next to the Parapet AB is called the escarp; that towards the country CD, the Counterscarp; ..."

2. Van Nostrand's Engineering Magazine (1870)
"The mines in the stone escarp and counterscarp walls have been constructed, ... Four shafts were sunk in rear of the escarp wall of a projecting bastion, ..."

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