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Noun: scarp  skaa(r)p
  1. A long steep slope or cliff at the edge of a plateau or ridge; usually formed by erosion
    - escarpment
  2. A steep artificial slope in front of a fortification
    - escarpment, escarp, protective embankment

Derived forms: scarps

Type of: fortification, incline, munition, side, slope

Encyclopedia: Scarp, Scotland