Meaning of escarpment
Pronunciation: (i-skärp'munt), [key]
- a long, precipitous, clifflike ridge of land, rock, or the like, commonly formed by faulting or fracturing of the earth's crust. Cf. scarp (def. 1).
- ground cut into an escarp around a fortification or defensive position.
- escarpment (Thesaurus)