|1.||See also cuesta a steep slope, esp one formed by erosion or faulting; escarpment|
|2.||fortifications the side of a ditch cut nearest to and immediately below a rampart|
|3.||(tr; often passive) to wear or cut so as to form a steep slope|
|[C16: from Italian scarpa]|
|scarp (skärp) Pronunciation Key
A continuous line of cliffs produced by vertical movement of the Earth's crust along a fault or by erosion. The term is often used interchangeably with escarpment but is more accurately associated with cliffs produced by faulting rather than those produced by erosional processes.