- a steep slope or cliff formed by erosion or, less often, by faulting
- ground formed into a steep slope on the exterior of a fortification
Origin: Fr escarpement < escarpe: see escarp
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- A steep slope or long cliff that results from erosion or faulting and separates two relatively level areas of differing elevations.
- A steep slope in front of a fortification.
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