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counterscarf


counterscarf


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Counterscarf  \Coun"ter*scarf`\  (-sk?rf`),  n.  [Counter-  +  scarp: 
  cf  F.  contrescarpe.]  (Fort.) 
  The  exterior  slope  or  wall  of  the  ditch;  --  sometimes  the 
  whole  covered  way  beyond  the  ditch,  with  its  parapet  and 
  glacis;  as  the  enemy  have  lodged  themselves  on  the 
  counterscarp.