verb (used with object)
Origin of escarp
Examples from the Web for escarp
The escarp of Lunette 53 was successfully breached by this method.
The ditch has escarp and counterscarp, and is defended by counterscarp galleries at the angles.
The fire of the savages had no effect, the balls being buried in the earth of the escarp, or falling spent within the fort.The Story of Old Fort Loudon|Charles Egbert Craddock
Its principal use is to secure the escarp as long as possible.The Sailor's Word-Book|William Henry Smyth
There is no escarp, the natural slope of the rampart being carried down to the bottom of the ditch.
British Dictionary definitions for escarp
Word Origin for escarp
Word Origin and History for escarp
"steep slope," 1680s, from French escarpe (16c.), from Italian scarpa (see scarp).