- 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 of escarpmentFrench escarpement from escarpe: see escarp
- 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.
From French escarpement.