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


(ˈkaʊn tərˌskɑrp)

the outer slope or wall of the ditch of a fortification.
[1565–75; < Italian contrascarpa]
References in classic literature ?
When their comrades, restrained with great difficulty by D'Artagnan, saw them lodged upon the bastions, they rushed forward likewise; and soon a furious assault was made upon the counterscarp, upon which depended the safety of the place.
Er mai ond un clawdd a ffos oedd yn amddiffyn y gaer ar y cyfan roedd awgrym o ail glawdd ar ffurf isglawdd sgarp neu counterscarp ar yr ochr ogleddol llai serth.
And the language used for describing the fortification of Avery's fortress on Madagascar ("Counterscarp," "Cover'd Way" [34]), is more like the military language of the narrator, who was to appear in Defoe's Memoirs of a Cavalier six months later, than that of a pirate.
To the waist section, roadsides, embankments, counterscarp), car parks, etc.,- Mechanical and manual sweeping roads, sidewalks, bike paths, security ties, bridges,- Maintaining the purity of bridges, including washing bridge elements, brushing the barriers and railings, cleaning joints, drains and sewage pipes bridges,- Garbage collection (including branches) of the roadway and roundabouts, bridges and their surroundings, parking (including emptying rubbish bins), etc., And their export- Intervention collection and export branches of roadside trees the gales,- Manual and chemical removal of weeds from paved surfaces - sidewalks, bike paths, parking lots, etc.
Nevertheless, it can be claimed that the pairs: scarp: counterscarp and crenel: merlon do represent antonymy.
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(Henderson 1967: 281) What rendered the account of this affair the more intricate to my uncle Toby, was this,--that in the attack of the counterscarp [...].
Along the better part of the south wall, between it and the clearly delineated counterscarp of the modernized dry ditch, runs what can only be interpreted as a barreira (fausse-braye).
1: Mowing grass and weeds in the roadway - I and III swath (shoulder + turbot + trench + counterscarp - 2 times a year).
While the latter captures adequately the keep and the general layout of the inner castle, it includes a glaring misinterpretation of the dry ditch, equipping it with cubelo towers at the outer corners of the south counterscarp, and giving the Castelo a counterscarp curtain wall that apparently never existed.
Secondly, Danzilho skimped somewhat on masonry sections not directly exposed to gunfire, particularly the wet ditch bottom and the counterscarp, and probably reused stones from those portions of the thirteenth- to fifteenth-century walls that his workers pulled down in the process of modernizing the defences.