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n. - A steep artificial slope in front of a fortification; A long steep slope or cliff at the edge of a plateau or ridge.

Usage examples (37)
  • Farther inland, every sandstone and limestone escarpment is the color of bone.
  • The escarpment was a jumbled blanket of gray stone outcrops and grass dried almost white by the heat of Furnace Sky.
  • The escarpment is a 650-mile rock formation that arcs from Niagara Falls in New York to the Horicon Marsh in Wisconsin.
  • The escarpment is depicted with a spiked line. for more
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