escarpment NOUN a long, steep slope at the edge of a plateau or separating areas of land at different heights.
ORIGIN French escarpement, from Italian scarpa 'slope' .

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  • escarpment — 1802, from Fr. escarpment, from escarper make into a steep slope, from escarpe slope, from It. scarpa (see SCARP (Cf. scarp)). Earlier in same sense was ESCARP (Cf. escarp) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Escarpment — Es*carp ment, n. [Cf. F. escarpement.] 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. See {Scarp}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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