What is another word for escarp?

Pronunciation: [ɪskˈɑːp] (IPA)

Escarp is a landform wherein a steep slope or cliff is developed usually due to tectonic uplift or erosion of softer rocks. Synonyms for escarp include cliff, precipice, bluff, crag, scarp, ledge, cliff face, steep face, and vertical face. Specific types of escarps include fault escarpments, rift escarpments, and scarp slopes. Escarps can also be classified based on their material of construction, such as conglomerate escarpments, sandstone escarpments, and limestone escarpments. These landforms are geologically important as they can provide insights into the history of tectonic movements and erosion in a region. Escarps are also important for their aesthetic value, and many people visit them for recreational purposes and outdoor activities.

What are the hypernyms for Escarp?

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What are the hyponyms for Escarp?

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Usage examples for Escarp

It placed one ladder, by which the General descended into the ditch, and was, it is said, the first up the escarp of the work.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 17"
Charles Francis Horne
The zouaves who crossed the ditch on the proper left of the Malakoff had some difficulty in climbing up, from the height and steepness of the escarp.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 17"
Charles Francis Horne
He need not pile up lofty citadels, escarp steep hills, cut away the sides of mountains, and fence himself about with many lines of walls and towers: clemency will render a king safe even upon an open plain.
"The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to prose. Volume II (of X) - Rome"
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