Synonyms and Antonyms of escarpment

  1. a steep wall of rock, earth, or ice <the castle sits atop an escarpment that for hundreds of years made it virtually invulnerable to attack> Synonyms barranca (also barranco), bluff, crag, cliff, palisade, precipice, scar, scarpRelated Words butte, cuesta, hogback, tor; bulwark, embankment; declivity, drop-off, pitch

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