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[ih-skahrp] /ɪˈskɑrp/

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).


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