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.
Scarpa Scar·pa (skär’pə), Antonio. 1752-1832. Italian anatomist and surgeon known for his studies of the ear and nerves and for his description of atherosclerosis.
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