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scarp

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noun \ˈskärp\

Definition of scarp

  1. 1 :  the inner side of a ditch below the parapet of a fortification

  2. 2a :  a line of cliffs produced by faulting or erosion — see fault illustrationb :  a low steep slope along a beach caused by wave erosion

scarped adjective


Examples of scarp

  1. <years of violent ocean storms had heavily eroded the beach, creating a scarp along one end of it>



Origin of scarp

Italian scarpa


First Known Use: 1589

Rhymes with scarp


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