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

Derived forms: escarpments

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

Encyclopedia: Escarpment