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Meaning of ESCARP

Pronunciation:  e'skârp

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a steep artificial slope in front of a fortification
 

ESCARP is a 6 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: escarpment, protective embankment, scarp
 
 See Also: fortification, munition

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Es*carp"\, n. [F. escarpe (cf. Sp. escarpa, It. scarpa),
    fr. escarper to cut steep, cut to a slope, prob. of German
    origin: cf. G. scharf sharp,, E. sharp, or perh. scrape.]
    (Fort.)
    The side of the ditch next the parapet; -- same as {scarp},
    and opposed to {counterscarp}.
    
    
  2. \Es*carp"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Escarped}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Escarping}.] (Mil.)
    To make into, or furnish with, a steep slope, like that of a
    scrap. --Carleton.
    
    
 

 

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