counterscarp

[koun-ter-skahrp]
noun Fortification.
the exterior slope or wall of the ditch of a fort, supporting the covered way.

Origin:
1565–75; counter- + scarp1 (modeled on Italian contrascarpa); replacing counterscarfe, with scarfe obsolete variant of scarp1

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counterscarp (ˈkaʊntəˌskɑːp)
 
n
fortifications Compare escarp the outer side of the ditch of a fort

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The scarp of the demi-lune and the entire counterscarp of main work and demi- lune are revetted with good brick masonry.
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