scarp

Definitions of scarp
1

n a long steep slope or cliff at the edge of a plateau or ridge; usually formed by erosion

Synonyms:
escarpment
Type of:
incline, side, slope
an elevated geological formation

n a steep artificial slope in front of a fortification

Synonyms:
escarp, escarpment, protective embankment
Type of:
fortification, munition
defensive structure consisting of walls or mounds built around a stronghold to strengthen it

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