Meaning of “escarpment” in the English Dictionary

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"escarpment" in British English

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escarpmentnoun [ C ]

uk /ɪˈskɑːp.mənt/ us /esˈkɑːrp.mənt/

a steep slope or cliff, such as one that marks the edge of a range of hills

(Definition of “escarpment” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"escarpment" in American English

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escarpmentnoun [ C ]

us /ɪˈskɑrp·mənt/

earth science a long, high area of continuous rock that has one steep side

(Definition of “escarpment” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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