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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a steep artificial slope in front of a fortification;
[syn: escarpment, escarp, scarp, protective embankment]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Escarp \Es*carp"\, n. [F. escarpe (cf. Sp. escarpa, It. scarpa), fr. escarper to cut steep, cut to a slope, prob. of German origin: cf. G. scharf sharp,, E. sharp, or perh. scrape.] (Fort.) The side of the ditch next the parapet; -- same as scarp, and opposed to counterscarp. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Escarp \Es*carp"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Escarped; p. pr. & vb. n. Escarping.] (Mil.) To make into, or furnish with, a steep slope, like that of a scrap. --Carleton. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

escarp n 1: a steep artificial slope in front of a fortification [syn: escarpment, escarp, scarp, protective embankment]