verb (used with object)
Origin of scarp
Examples from the Web for scarp
Historical Examples of scarp
The first up, on clearing the scarp, have their eyes upon the Dutchman.The Flag of Distress
The scarp is about 40 feet high at the highest point; (Fig. 242).Archology and the Bible
George A. Barton
There were several hits on the scarp, but none of the guns were touched.
There were several hits on the scarp, but none of the guns were in any way injured.
He was within an ace of capture, and to save himself was forced back from the scarp.Prester John
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.)).