counterscarp

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English[edit]

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When an attacker found himself in the ditch, he could be reached by the musket firing ports in the counterscarp.

Etymology[edit]

From counter- +‎ scarp.

Noun[edit]

counterscarp (plural counterscarps)

  1. (architecture) The outer slope of a defensive or fortified ditch

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