counterscarp

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counterscarp

(ˈkaʊntəˌskɑːp)
n
(Fortifications) fortifications the outer side of the ditch of a fort. Compare escarp1

coun•ter•scarp

(ˈkaʊn tərˌskɑrp)

n.
the outer slope or wall of the ditch of a fortification.
[1565–75; < Italian contrascarpa]