Scarp (?), n. [OF. escharpe. See 2d Scarf.] Her.

A band in the same position as the bend sinister, but only half as broad as the latter.


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Scarp, n. [Aphetic form of Escarp.]

1. Fort.

The slope of the ditch nearest the parapet; the escarp.


A steep descent or declivity.


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Scarp, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Scarped (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Scarping.]

To cut down perpendicularly, or nearly so; as, to scarp the face of a ditch or a rock.

From scarped cliff and quarried stone. Tennyson.

Sweep ruins from the scarped mountain. Emerson.


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