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escarp


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  escarp 
  n  :  a  steep  artificial  slope  in  front  of  a  fortification  [syn:  {escarpment}, 
  {scarp},  {protective  embankment}] 




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