Aug
26
2013

escarpment

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

es·carp·ment

ih skarp mənt

noun

1. a long steep slope or cliff at the edge of a plateau or fault line.

2. a similar slope cut into the ground in front of a fortification or rampart.

Escarpment, Lookout Mountain, Georgia: wikimedia commons

Escarpment, Lookout Mountain, Georgia: wikimedia commons

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