from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A steep slope or cliff; an escarpment.
- n. The inner wall of a ditch or trench dug around a fortification.
- transitive v. To cause to form a steep slope.
- transitive v. To furnish with an escarp.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To make into, or furnish with, a steep slope, like that of a scarp.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The side of the ditch next the parapet; -- same as scarp, and opposed to
- transitive v. To make into, or furnish with, a steep slope, like that of a scrap.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In fortification, to slope; give a slope to.
- n. In fortification, that side of a ditch surrounding a rampart which is nearest to the rampart: the opposite of counterscarp.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a steep artificial slope in front of a fortification
French escarpe, from Italian scarpa; see scarp.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)