Definition of Scarp

1. Noun. A long steep slope or cliff at the edge of a plateau or ridge; usually formed by erosion.

Exact synonyms: Escarpment
Generic synonyms: Incline, Side, Slope

2. Noun. A steep artificial slope in front of a fortification.
Exact synonyms: Escarp, Escarpment, Protective Embankment
Generic synonyms: Fortification, Munition

Definition of Scarp

1. n. A band in the same position as the bend sinister, but only half as broad as the latter.

2. n. The slope of the ditch nearest the parapet; the escarp.

3. v. t. To cut down perpendicularly, or nearly so; as, to scarp the face of a ditch or a rock.

Definition of Scarp

1. Noun. the steep artificial slope below a fort's parapet ¹

2. Noun. (geology) a cliff at the edge of a plateau or ridge caused by erosion; the steeper side of an escarpment ¹

3. Verb. (earth science geography transitive) to cut, scrape, erode, or otherwise make into a scarp or escarpment ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Scarp

1. to cut or make into a steep slope [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Literary usage of Scarp

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Field Geology by Frederic Henry Lahee (1917)
"and will build a small alluvial fan in front of the scarp (Fig. 192, A). ... 192, B), the fault scarp serves as a dam above which a lake may be impounded. ..."

2. Bulletin by Ghana Geological Survey (1898)
"This has led to the formation of a well developed scarp and dip slope topography in the area between ... sandstone merges into the Dente sandstone scarp. ..."

3. A Handbook of Northern France by William Morris Davis (1918)
"The scarp of the Upland facing the Champagne Lowland. ... Through the middle of its arc the upland has a strongly developed east-facing scarp, ..."

4. A Handbook of Northern France by William Morris Davis (1918)
"'The scarp of the Upland facing the Champagne Lowland. ... Through the middle of its arc the upland has a strongly developed east-facing scarp, ..."

5. Poems of Wild Life by Charles George Douglas Roberts (1888)
"THE PASSING OF CLOTE scarp. [Clote scarp ia the legendary hero of the ... or spear or arrow ;— No cry of pain was heard ;— For all loved gentle Clote scarp ..."

6. An Introduction to Geology by William Berryman Scott (1897)
"The line of cliffs is a fault scarp. (.Russell.) form a fault scarp, many of which may be found in the more arid districts of the West, where atmospheric ..."

7. The Elements of Field Fortifications: For the Use of the Cadets of the by Junius Brutus Wheeler (1880)
"Entrance to a scarp gallery is by a covered passage ; the same might be used for a ... Counterscarp galleries are used at the salients of a work ; scarp ..."

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