Definition of Scarp. Meaning of Scarp. Synonyms of Scarp

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Definition of Scarp

Scarp
Scarp Scarp, n. [OF. escharpe. See 2d Scarf.] (Her.) A band in the same position as the bend sinister, but only half as broad as the latter.
Scarp
Scarp Scarp, n. [Aphetic form of Escarp.] 1. (Fort.) The slope of the ditch nearest the parapet; the escarp. 2. A steep descent or declivity.
Scarp
Scarp Scarp, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Scarped; p. pr. & vb. n. Scarping.] To cut down perpendicularly, or nearly so; as, 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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Escarp Es*carp", n. [F. escarpe (cf. Sp. escarpa, It. scarpa), fr. escarper to cut steep, cut to a slope, prob. of German origin: cf. G. scharf sharp,, E. sharp, or perh. scrape.] (Fort.) The side of the ditch next the parapet; -- same as scarp, and opposed to counterscarp.

Meaning of Scarp from wikipedia

- Look up scarp or scarps in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Scarp may refer to: Cliff, a significant vertical, or near vertical, rock exposure Escarpment...
- two relatively level areas having different elevations. The terms scarp and scarp face are often used interchangeably with escarpment.[citation needed]...
- The Darling Scarp, also referred to as the Darling Range or Darling Ranges, is a low escarpment running north–south to the east of the Swan Coastal Plain...
- A fault scarp is a small step-like offset of the ground surface in which one side of a fault has shifted vertically in relation to the other. The topographic...
- The Cody Scarp or Cody Escarpment is located in north and north central Florida United States. It is a relict scarp and ancient persistent topographical...
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- Gingin scarp is a scarp that lies to the west of the Darling Scarp in Western Australia, with the Dandaragan plateau formed between the two scarps. At the...
- A scarp and a counterscarp are the inner and outer sides, respectively, of a ditch or moat used in fortifications. Attackers (if they have not bridged...
- Scarp (Scottish Gaelic: An Sgarp) is an uninhabited island in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, west of Hushinish on Harris. Once inhabited, the island...
- Scarp retreat is a geological process through which the location of an escarpment changes over time. Typically the cliff is undermined, rocks fall and...