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Definition of escarp in English:
A steep bank or slope, especially that of a ditch in a fortification: the reconstruction of escarps at the fortress of Gibraltar
More example sentences
- The cordon on the top of the revetement of the escarp is a considerable obstacle to the besiegers.
- The escarps in this system are better covered, while nevertheless their height is ample.
- The enemy had cleared the rubbish from the bottom of the escarp.
Late 17th century: from French escarpe, from Italian scarpa 'slope'. Compare with scarp.
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