scarp
noun Etymology: Italian scarpa Date: 1589 1. the inner side of a ditch below the parapet of a fortification 2. a. a line of cliffs produced by faulting or erosion — see fault illustration b. a low steep slope along a beach caused by wave erosion • scarped adjective

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  • Scarp — Géographie Pays  Royaume Uni Archipel Hébrides extérieures Locali …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Scarp — may mean:* Scarp, Scotland, an island in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland * Scarp (fortification) with a counterscarp, the inner and outer sides of a ditch * SS 9 Scarp, the NATO reporting name for the R 36 ICBM * the steeper side of an escarpment… …   Wikipedia

  • Scarp — Scarp, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Scarped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Scarping}.] To cut down perpendicularly, or nearly so; as, to scarp the face of a ditch or a rock. [1913 Webster] From scarped cliff and quarried stone. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] Sweep ruins… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scarp — [skärp] n. [It scarpa, a scarp, slope < Goth * skrapa, akin to OE scræf, cave, hollow < IE * (s)kerb(h) , var. of base * (s)ker , to cut > SHEAR] 1. a steep slope; specif., an escarpment or cliff extending along the edge of a plateau,… …   English World dictionary

  • Scarp — Scarp, n. [Aphetic form of {Escarp}.] 1. (Fort.) The slope of the ditch nearest the parapet; the escarp. [1913 Webster] 2. A steep descent or declivity. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scarp — Scarp, n. [OF. escharpe. See 2d {Scarf}.] (Her.) A band in the same position as the bend sinister, but only half as broad as the latter. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scarp — SCARP, scarpi, s.m. (înv.) Pantof de damă uşor, pantof de casă. – Din it. scarpa. Trimis de IoanSoleriu, 19.07.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  scarp s. m., pl. scarpi Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic …   Dicționar Român

  • scarp — ► NOUN ▪ a very steep bank or slope; an escarpment. ► VERB ▪ cut or erode so as to form a scarp. ORIGIN Italian scarpa …   English terms dictionary

  • Scarp —    SCARP, an isle, in the parish of Harris, district of Lewis, county of Inverness; containing 129 inhabitants. This is a high conical rocky isle, consisting of a solid mountain, of which the diameter is about three miles. It lies on the western… …   A Topographical dictionary of Scotland

  • scarp — [ska:p US ska:rp] n [Date: 1500 1600; : Italian; Origin: scarpa] a line of natural cliffs …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • scarp — [ skarp ] noun count TECHNICAL a steep slope or cliff …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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