Definition of Escarpment

1. Noun. A long steep slope or cliff at the edge of a plateau or ridge; usually formed by erosion.

Exact synonyms: Scarp
Generic synonyms: Incline, Side, Slope



2. Noun. A steep artificial slope in front of a fortification.
Exact synonyms: Escarp, Protective Embankment, Scarp
Generic synonyms: Fortification, Munition

Definition of Escarpment

1. n. A steep descent or declivity; steep face or edge of a ridge; ground about a fortified place, cut away nearly vertically to prevent hostile approach. See Scarp.

Definition of Escarpment

1. Noun. A steep descent or declivity; steep face or edge of a ridge; ground about a fortified place, cut away nearly vertically to prevent hostile approach. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Escarpment

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Escarpment

escapologist
escapologists
escapology
escar
escarbuncle
escarbuncles
escargatoire
escargatoires
escargot
escargots
escarole
escaroles
escarped
escarping
escarpment (current term)
escarpments
escarps
escars
escatology
eschalot
eschalots
eschar
eschara
escharase
escharectomy
escharine
escharotic
escharotick
escharotics

Literary usage of Escarpment

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1. Report of the Annual Meeting (1873)
"The chalk area of England was described, and it was shown that everywhere along the foot of the "chalk escarpment " a line of villages occurred. ..."

2. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science by Kansas Academy of Science (1899)
"In the valley of the Marmaton the escarpment disappears, but is again found ... This escarpment is most prominent along the Marmaton river near Union- town, ..."

3. Bulletin by Tennessee Division of Geology, Geological Survey, Division of Geology, Tennessee (1913)
"If placed end to end the outcrops of "Rockwood" ore along the base of Cumberland escarpment, considering but a single seam, aggregate 160 linear miles. ..."

4. Transactions of the Annual Meetings of the Kansas Academy of Science by Kansas Academy of Science, Kansas Academy of Science Meeting (1899)
"ALTAMONT escarpment. The next limestone formation is the Altamont. It is found at the top of the escarpment which, passing east of Altamont and extending to ..."

5. Journal of a Tour in Marocco and the Great Atlas by Joseph Dalton Hooker, John Ball, George Maw (1878)
"From this ralley we turned out northwards, skirting the escarpment facing ... 5, 6) still occur in huge masses not resting directly against the escarpment, ..."

6. Memoirs of the Geological Survey of India by Geological Survey of India (1872)
"Plant fragments, Jogee Near Jogee Arul, an escarpment in the upper portion of ... The escarpment is but slightly marked for some distance to the north-west ..."

7. A Text-book of Geography by G. Cecil Fry (1908)
"The Cretaceous escarpment. • 155. To the east of the Oolitic escarpment, and roughly parallel with it, is a ridge of chalk, known as the Cretaceous (or ..."

8. Report on the Geology and Resources of the Region in the Vicinity of the by George Mercer Dawson (1875)
"Pembina escarpment—Niobrara group—Fossils of the Boyne River—Pembina Mountain ... Cretaceous Rocks of Pembina escarpment, Pembina River, and Long River. ..."

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