scarp

Definitions of scarp
  1. noun
    a long steep slope or cliff at the edge of a plateau or ridge; usually formed by erosion
    synonyms: escarpment
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    type of:
    incline, side, slope
    an elevated geological formation
  2. noun
    a steep artificial slope in front of a fortification
    synonyms: escarp, escarpment, protective embankment
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    type of:
    fortification, munition
    defensive structure consisting of walls or mounds built around a stronghold to strengthen it
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