Associations to the word «Escarpment»

Wiktionary

ESCARPMENT, noun. A steep descent or declivity; steep face or edge of a ridge; ground about a fortified place, cut away nearly vertically to prevent hostile approach.

Dictionary definition

ESCARPMENT, noun. A long steep slope or cliff at the edge of a plateau or ridge; usually formed by erosion.
ESCARPMENT, noun. A steep artificial slope in front of a fortification.

Wise words

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