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.

 

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Es*carp", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Escarped (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Escarping.] Mil.

To make into, or furnish with, a steep slope, like that of a scrap.

Carleton.

 

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