Scarp meaning

skärp
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An escarpment.
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To cut or make into an escarpment.
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A steep slope; specif., an escarpment or cliff extending along the edge of a plateau, mesa, etc.
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The inner slope of a ditch below a rampart.
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To make or cut into a steep slope.
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To provide with a scarp.
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A continuous line of cliffs produced by vertical movement of the Earth's crust along a fault or by erosion. The term is often used interchangeably with escarpment but is more accurately associated with cliffs produced by faulting rather than those produced by erosional processes.
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The steep artificial slope below a fort's parapet.
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(geology) A cliff at the edge of a plateau or ridge caused by erosion; the steeper side of an escarpment.
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(earth science, geography) To cut, scrape, erode, or otherwise make into a scarp or escarpment.

To scarp the face of a ditch or a rock.

From scarped cliff and quarried stone. "” Tennyson.

Sweep ruins from the scarped mountain. "” Emerson.

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Origin of scarp

  • Italian scarpa slope perhaps of Germanic origin sker-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Aphetic form of escarp.

    From Wiktionary