Origin of escarpFrench noun escarpe from Italian scarpa: see scarp
- A steep slope or cliff; an escarpment.
- The inner wall of a ditch or trench dug around a fortification.
transitive verbes·carped, es·carp·ing, es·carps
- To cause to form a steep slope.
- To furnish with an escarp.
Origin of escarpFrench escarpe from Italian scarpa ; see scarp .
(third-person singular simple present escarps, present participle escarping, simple past and past participle escarped)