verb (used with object)
- scarlet red,
- scarlet runner,
- scarlet sage,
- scarlet tanager,
- scarlet woman,
- scarpa's fascia,
- scarpa's fluid,
- scarpa's foramen,
- scarpa's membrane
Origin of scarp
Examples from the Web for scarp
The bullet went whining by with an ugly hornet-noise, and the report of the gun echoed along the scarp.
The sheer face of the scarp fell away beneath them, plunging down to the tiny trees and rocks below.
The inner edge was bounded by a second scarp—a wall of red stone with sparkling points of light imbedded in its smooth surface.
The ditch is very broad, and the scarp and counterscarp are riveted with brickwork.Pictures of Southern Life|William Howard Russell
The scarp or steeply inclined slope; this is necessarily of small extent except in the direction of its length.
Word Origin for scarp
"steep slope," 1580s, from Italian scarpa "slope," probably from a Germanic source, perhaps Gothic skarpo "pointed object," from Proto-Germanic *skarpa- "cutting, sharp" (cf. Middle High German schroffe "sharp rock, crag," Old English scræf "cave, grave"), from PIE *(s)ker- "to cut" (see shear (v.)).