escarp vs escarpment what difference

what is difference between escarp and escarpment

English

Etymology

From French escarpe, from Proto-Germanic *skarpaz.

Noun

escarp (plural escarps)

  1. The side of the ditch next to the parapet in a fortification; the scarp.

Verb

escarp (third-person singular simple present escarps, present participle escarping, simple past and past participle escarped)

  1. (transitive) To make into, or furnish with, a steep slope, like that of a scarp.
    • 1728, Daniel Defoe, Military Memoirs of Capt. George Carleton
      Our men, though quite expos’d, and though the Glacis was all escarp’d upon the live Rock, went on with an undaunted Courage

Derived terms

  • scarp

Anagrams

  • CASREP, Casper, Pacers, Scaper, capers, crapes, e-scrap, pacers, parsec, recaps, scaper, scrape, secpar, spacer


English

Etymology

From French escarpement.

Pronunciation

Noun

escarpment (plural escarpments)

  1. 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.
    Hypernym: cliff

Translations

Further reading

  • escarpment on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

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