Es*carp", v. t. [imp. & p.
p. Escarped (?); p. pr. & vb. n.
Escarping.] (Mil.) To make into, or furnish with,
a steep slope, like that of a scrap. Carleton.
Es*carp" (?), n. [F. escarpe
(cf. Sp. escarpa, It. scarpa), fr. escarper to
cut steep, cut to a slope, prob. of German origin: cf. G.
scharf sharp,, E. sharp, or perh. scrape.]
(Fort.) The side of the ditch next the parapet; -- same
as scarp, and opposed to counterscarp.