[ih-skey-pol-uh-jee, es-key-] /ɪ skeɪˈpɒl ə dʒi, ˌɛs keɪ-/
noun, Chiefly British.
the method or skill of extricating oneself from handcuffs, chains, etc., as of a magician or other performer.
[es-kar-goh; English es-kahr-goh] /ɛs karˈgoʊ; English ˌɛs kɑrˈgoʊ/ noun, plural escargots [es-kar-goh; English es-kahr-gohz] /ɛs karˈgoʊ; English ˌɛs kɑrˈgoʊz/ (Show IPA). French. 1. an edible snail. /ɛskarɡo/ noun 1. a variety of edible snail, usually eaten with a sauce made of melted butter and garlic n. “edible snail,” 1892, from French escargot, from Old French […]
[es-kuh-rohl] /ˈɛs kəˌroʊl/ noun 1. a broad-leaved form of Cichorium endivia, used in salads. Compare (def 1). /ˈɛskərəʊl/ noun 1. (US & Canadian) a variety of endive with broad leaves, used in salads n. 1897, from French escarole, from Italian scariola, from Late Latin escariola.
[ih-skahrp] /ɪˈskɑrp/ noun 1. Fortification. the inner slope or wall of the ditch surrounding a rampart. 2. any similar steep slope. verb (used with object) 3. to make into an escarp; give a steep slope to; furnish with escarps. /ɪˈskɑːp/ noun 1. (fortifications) the inner side of the ditch separating besiegers and besieged Compare counterscarp […]
[ih-skahrp-muh nt] /ɪˈskɑrp mənt/ noun 1. Geology. a long, precipitous, clifflike ridge of land, rock, or the like, commonly formed by faulting or fracturing of the earth’s crust. Compare (def 1). 2. ground cut into an around a fortification or defensive position. /ɪˈskɑːpmənt/ noun 1. 2. a steep artificial slope immediately in front of the […]