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1. escarpment

noun. ['ɛˈskɑːrpmənt'] a steep artificial slope in front of a fortification.

Synonyms

  • scarp
  • munition
  • protective embankment
  • fortification

Antonyms

  • ascent
  • natural depression
  • gradualness
  • abruptness

Etymology

  • escarpement (French)

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Words that Rhyme with Escarpment

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  • abortifacient
  • abridgement
  • absent
  • absorbent
  • abstinent
  • abundant
  • accelerant
  • accident
  • accompaniment
  • accompaniment
  • accomplishment
  • accountant
  • accouterment
  • accoutrement
  • achievement
  • acknowledgement

Example sentences of the word escarpment


1. Noun, singular or mass
The Mogollon Rim is a large escarpment with an elevation ranging from 5,000 to 7,000 feet.

2. escarpment

noun. ['ɛˈskɑːrpmənt'] a long steep slope or cliff at the edge of a plateau or ridge; usually formed by erosion.

Synonyms

  • side
  • scarp
  • incline

Antonyms

  • front
  • rear
  • windward
  • reverse

Etymology

  • escarpement (French)
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