Escarp
Escarp Es*carp", n. [F. escarpe (cf. Sp. escarpa, It. scarpa), fr. escarper to cut steep, cut to a slope, prob. of German origin: cf. G. scharf sharp,, E. sharp, or perh. scrape.] (Fort.) The side of the ditch next the parapet; -- same as {scarp}, and opposed to {counterscarp}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Escarp — Es*carp , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Escarped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Escarping}.] (Mil.) To make into, or furnish with, a steep slope, like that of a scrap. Carleton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • escarp — steep slope, 1680s, from Fr. escarpe (16c.), from It. scarpa (see SCARP (Cf. scarp)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • escarp — [e skärp′] n., vt. [Fr n. escarpe < It scarpa: see SCARP] SCARP …   English World dictionary

  • escarp — /i skahrp /, n. 1. Fort. the inner slope or wall of the ditch surrounding a rampart. See diag. under bastion. 2. any similar steep slope. v.t. 3. to make into an escarp; give a steep slope to; furnish with escarps. [1680 90; < F, MF escarpe < It… …   Universalium

  • escarp — /əsˈkap/ (say uhs kahp) noun 1. Fortifications the inner slope or wall of the ditch surrounding a rampart. 2. any similar steep slope. –verb (t) 3. to make into an escarp; give a steep slope to; furnish with escarps. {French escarpe, from Italian …   Australian English dictionary

  • escarp — n. steep manmade slope in front of a fortification; interior slope of a ditch or trench surrounding a fortification, scarp v. make or form a steep slope …   English contemporary dictionary

  • escarp — parsec …   Anagrams dictionary

  • escarp — n. Scarp …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • escarp — es·carp …   English syllables

  • escarp — es•carp [[t]ɪˈskɑrp[/t]] n. 1) for the inner slope or wall of the ditch surrounding a rampart 2) any similar steep slope • Etymology: 1680–90; < F, MF escarpe < It scarpa < Gmc; see scarp …   From formal English to slang

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