escarpment(redirected from Escarpments)
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1. A steep slope or long cliff that results from erosion or faulting and separates two relatively level areas of differing elevations.
2. A steep slope in front of a fortification.
1. (Physical Geography)
a. the long continuous steep face of a ridge or plateau formed by erosion; scarp
b. any steep slope, such as one resulting from faulting
2. (Fortifications) a steep artificial slope immediately in front of the rampart of a fortified place
1. a long, precipitous, clifflike ridge of land, rock, or the like commonly formed by faulting or fracturing of the earth's crust.
2. ground cut into an escarp around a fortification or defensive position.
A steep slope or long cliff formed by erosion or by vertical movement of the Earth's crust along a fault.
escarpment, scarp, palisade(s) - A cliff formation or line of cliffs can be called an escarpment, scarp (from Italian scarpa, "slope"), or palisade(s).
See also related terms for slope.
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|Noun||1.||escarpment - a long steep slope or cliff at the edge of a plateau or ridge; usually formed by erosion|
|2.||escarpment - a steep artificial slope in front of a fortification|