The escarp is falling into disfavour, on account of the great expense of a revetment that can withstand breaching fire.
The ladders were thrown down, but they were quickly again raised against the escarp.
The fire of the savages had no effect, the balls being buried in the earth of the escarp, or falling spent within the fort.
In fortification, a projecting turret on the top of the escarp, whence a sentry may observe the outside of the rampart.
A precipitous steep; as either the escarp or counterscarp of a fort: but a bank or the face of a hill may also be scarped.
The line of the escarp is called the magistral line since it regulates the trace.
The ditch has no escarp or counterscarp, and is flanked by counterscarp galleries at the salient.
By making the crest of the parapet quite independent of the escarp line he obtained great freedom of direction for his fire.
Its principal use is to secure the escarp as long as possible.
There is no escarp, the natural slope of the rampart being carried down to the bottom of the ditch.