[ skairs-muh nt ]
/ ˈskɛərs mənt /
a footing or ledge formed by a setoff in a wall.
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Words nearby scarcement
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Example sentences from the Web for scarcement
A few feet beneath this scarcement the shaft resumes its usual shape.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines|Andrew Ure
British Dictionary definitions for scarcement
/ (ˈskɛəsmənt) /
a ledge in a wall
Word Origin for scarcement
C16: probably from obsolete sense of scarce to reduce + -ment
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