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scarp

Noun

1 a long steep slope or cliff at the edge of a plateau or ridge; usually formed by erosion [syn: escarpment]
2 a steep artificial slope in front of a fortification [syn: escarpment, escarp, protective embankment]

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scarp
  1. the steep artificial slope below a fort's parapet
  2. a cliff at the edge of a plateau or ridge caused by erosion; the steeper side of an escarpment

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