The escarpment is caused by a fault, the great block of the upper side being lifted several thousand feet above the valley region.
At length they crossed the escarpment of the hill, and stood upon the summit.
The escarpment, rising about sixty feet above the level of the sea, seemed cut down by the aid of a plumb-line.
Silently he went on climbing the escarpment, digging into the rough rock.
At noon, the salient of the intrenchment was broken down, and the escarpment of the boulevard was greatly damaged.
Probably the escarpment that extends from Austin to Eagle Pass.
Fording it we pitched our camp in the long green grass, just under shelter of the escarpment.
The Dunkirk shale loams are found upon the hill or escarpment.
Two or three miles along the top of the escarpment the mullah sent back word that he wanted the hakim to be beside him.
The Downs escarpment was set with gigantic slow-moving wind-wheels.
A steep slope or long cliff formed by erosion or by vertical movement of the Earth's crust along a fault. Escarpments separate two relatively level areas of land. The term is often used interchangeably with scarp but is more accurately associated with cliffs produced by erosional processes rather than those produced by faulting.