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.