Escarpment - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪˈskɑːrpmənt|  American pronunciation of the word escarpment
Brit.  |ɪˈskɑːpm(ə)nt|  British pronunciation of the word escarpment

noun

- a long steep slope or cliff at the edge of a plateau or ridge; usually formed by erosion (syn: scarp)
- a steep artificial slope in front of a fortification (syn: escarp, scarp)

Examples

...the castle sits atop an escarpment that for hundreds of years made it virtually invulnerable to attack...

Word forms

noun
singular: escarpment
plural: escarpments
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