ETYM Cf. French escarpement.
A steep artificial slope in front of a fortification; SYN. escarp, scarp, protective embankment.
Large ridge created by the erosion of dipping sedimentary rocks. It has one steep side (scarp) and one gently sloping side (dip). Escarpments are common features of chalk landscapes, such as the Chiltern Hills and the North Downs in England. Certain features are associated with chalk escarpments, including dry valleys (formed on the dip slope), combes (steep-sided valleys on the scarp slope), and springs.
Hidrograđevinski objekat, ustava.
1. Zemljani nasip u tvrđavnom sistemu;
2. Kanal za ometanje prodora tenkova.
3. Unutarnji bedem, najdonji grudobran jednog rova, opkop. (fr.)
Nagib, kosina, padina, nagib zemljišta.