Definitions for "Counterscarp"
Keywords:  ditch, glacis, scarp, parapet, nearest
The exterior slope or wall of the ditch; -- sometimes, the whole covered way, beyond the ditch, with its parapet and glacis; as, the enemy have lodged themselves on the counterscarp.
In military architecture, the outer wall of a ditch.
Vertical face of a ditch around a fort on the outer side.
East Wansdyke at Bishop's Cannings Down, England (Jake Livingstone and Joe Boyles at Wansdyke Project 21) A raised bank of earth on the side of the moat next to open country, often planted with thornbushes on top. See also Escarp