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Meaning of ESCARPMENT

Pronunciation:  e'skârpmunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a steep artificial slope in front of a fortification
  2. [n]  a long steep slope or cliff at the edge of a plateau or ridge; usually formed by erosion
 

ESCARPMENT is a 10 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: escarp, protective embankment, scarp, scarp
 
 See Also: fortification, incline, munition, side, slope

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Es*carp"ment\, n. [Cf. F. escarpement.]
A steep descent or declivity; steep face or edge of a ridge;
ground about a fortified place, cut away nearly vertically to
prevent hostile approach. See {Scarp}.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abatis, advanced work, balistraria, bank, banquette, barbed-wire entanglement, barbican, barricade, barrier, bartizan, bastion, battlement, bluff, breastwork, bulwark, casemate, cheval-de-frise, circumvallation, cliff, contravallation, counterscarp, crag, curtain, demibastion, dike, drawbridge, earthwork, enclosure, entanglement, escarp, face, fence, fieldwork, fortalice, fortification, glacis, loophole, lunette, machicolation, mantelet, merlon, mound, outwork, palisade, palisades, parados, parapet, portcullis, postern gate, precipice, rampart, ravelin, redan, redoubt, sally port, scar, scarp, sconce, steep, stockade, tenaille, vallation, vallum, wall, work
 

 

 

 

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