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Aphetic form of .
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /skɑːp/
Audio (Southern England) (file)
- (General American) IPA(key): /skɑɹp/
- Rhymes: -ɑː(ɹ)p
scarp (plural scarps)
- The steep artificial slope below a fort's parapet.
- (geology) A cliff at the edge of a plateau or ridge caused by erosion or faulting; the steeper side of an escarpment.
- (heraldry) Obsolete spelling of
- 1673, Matthew Carter, Honor Redivivus: Or, The Analysis of Honor and Armory, page 211:
- [...] as in the seventh, which is Argent a Scarp Azure.
- 1724, John Guillim, A Display of Heraldry, page 38:
- He beareth Argent, a Scarp, Azure.
cliff caused by erosion
- (earth science, geography, transitive) to cut, scrape, erode, or otherwise make into a scarp or escarpment
- to scarp the face of a ditch or a rock
scarp m (plural scarpi)
- Obsolete form of .
Declension of scarp