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a line of cliffs formed by the faulting or fracturing of the earth’s crust; an escarpment.
Fortification. an escarp.
verb (used with object)
to form or cut into a steep slope.
a steep slope, esp one formed by erosion or faulting; escarpment See also cuesta
(fortifications) the side of a ditch cut nearest to and immediately below a rampart
(transitive; often passive) to wear or cut so as to form a steep slope
A continuous line of cliffs produced by vertical movement of the Earth’s crust along a fault or by erosion. The term is often used interchangeably with escarpment but is more accurately associated with cliffs produced by faulting rather than those produced by erosional processes.


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