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Meaning of SCARP

Pronunciation:  skârp

WordNet Dictionary
  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

SCARP is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Scarp\, n. [OF. escharpe. See 2d {Scarf}.] (Her.)
    A band in the same position as the bend sinister, but only
    half as broad as the latter.
  2. \Scarp\, n. [Aphetic form of {Escarp}.]
    1. (Fort.) The slope of the ditch nearest the parapet; the
    2. A steep descent or declivity.
  3. \Scarp\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Scarped}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To cut down perpendicularly, or nearly so; as, to scarp the
    face of a ditch or a rock.
          From scarped cliff and quarried stone.   --Tennyson.
          Sweep ruins from the scarped mountain.   --Emerson.
 Definition: an escarpment, cliff or other steep slope, such as the slope between fluvial terraces.