A steep descent or declivity; steep face or edge of a ridge; ground about a fortified place, cut away nearly vertically to prevent hostile approach. See Scarp.
Inner wall of ditch. (Scarp)
A long, more or less continuous cliff or relatively steep slope facing in one general direction, produced by erosion or faulting.
the steep side of a mountain
A cliff or steep slope found inland sometimes formed by a fault.
A cliff or very steep slope.
A nearly vertical natural face of rock or soil.
a long cliff or steep slope facing in one direction that separates two relatively level surfaces; produced by erosion or faulting
A long, more or less continuous cliff or steep slope facing in one general direction; it generally marks the outcrop of a resistant layer of rocks, or the exposed plane of a fault that has moved recently.
A cliff or the steep slopes of a plateau edge.
a long steep slope or cliff at the edge of a plateau or ridge; usually formed by erosion
a steep artificial slope in front of a fortification
A continuous line of cliffs or steep slopes facing in one general direction which is caused by faults or erosion.
A steep slope separating two comparatively level or more gently sloping surfaces.
An inland cliff or steep slope, formed by the erosion of inclined strata of hard rocks, or possibly as a direct result of a fault.
A more or less continuos line of cliffs or steep slopes terminating any generally level upland surface, and is due to erosion or faulting.
A steep slope or long cliff that results from erosion or faulting and separates two relatively level areas of differing elevations.
A cliff, bluff, or steep slope; substantial topographic relief over a short distance across the land surface; often associated with tectonic uplift along a fault or intensive fluvial erosion/downcutting
A long, more or less continuous cliff or relatively steep slope produced by erosion or faulting. See "scarp "
A long steep rock face on a ridge or edge of a plateau.
A more or less continuous line of cliffs or steep slopes facing in one general direction which are caused by erosion or faulting
A relatively continuous and steep slope or cliff breaking the general continuity of more gently sloping land surfaces and produced by erosion or faulting. When applied to cliffs formed by faulting, commonly abbreviated to "scarp."
n. A steep or vertical cliff, either above or below sea level.
A long cliff or steep slope separating two comparatively level or more gently slping surface, resulting from erosion or faulting.
an elongated and comparatively steep slope separating flat or gently sloping areas ESCU
a steep cliff usually formed by vertical movement along a fault line.
The steep hillside formed by a sudden drop in the general ground level, usually from a plateau.
Cliff or steep rock face formed by faulting that separates two comparatively level land surfaces.
A long cliff separating two relatively level or gently sloping surfaces
The steep face frequently presented by the abrupt termination of stratified rocks. See also Scarp.
a steep slope or descent; a steep face marking the termination of high land or of stratified rocks. [AHDOS
In geology, an escarpment is a transition zone between different physiogeographic provinces that involves an elevation differential, often involving high cliffs. Most commonly, an escarpment, also called a scarp (from the German word scharf meaning sharp), is a transition from one series of sedimentary rocks to another series of a different age and composition. In such cases, the escarpment usually represents the line of erosional loss of the newer rock over the older (see also Cuesta).