counterscarp

noun

coun·​ter·​scarp
ˈkau̇ntə(r)+ˌ-
: the exterior slope or wall of the ditch in a work of fortification

Word History

Etymology

partial translation of Middle French contrescarpe, from contre- counter- + escarpe scarp

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“Counterscarp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/counterscarp. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

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