Fortification. the inner slope or wall of the ditch surrounding a rampart.
any similar steep slope.
verb (used with object)
to make into an escarp; give a steep slope to; furnish with escarps.
(fortifications) the inner side of the ditch separating besiegers and besieged Compare counterscarp
a rare word for scarp (sense 3)
“steep slope,” 1680s, from French escarpe (16c.), from Italian scarpa (see scarp).
[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 […]
[es-koh] /ɛsˈkoʊ/ noun 1. French name of . /ɛsko/ noun 1. the French name for the Scheldt
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1. a suffix of nouns denoting action or process, change, state or condition, etc., and corresponding to verbs ending in -esce or adjectives ending in -escent: convalescence; luminescence. word-forming element meaning “process or state of being,” from Latin -escentia, from -escentem (see -escent).