Coun"ter*scarp` (-sk?rf`), n. [Counter- + scarp: cf. F. contrescarpe.] Fort.

The exterior slope or wall of the ditch; -- sometimes, the whole covered way, beyond the ditch, with its parapet and glacis; as, the enemy have lodged themselves on the counterscarp.

 

E2 Editor's note: Originally Counterscarf, which seems wrong.

 

© Webster 1913.

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