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 for escarpment
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Escarpment \Es*carp"ment\, n. [Cf. F. escarpement.]
     A steep descent or declivity; steep face or edge of a ridge;
     ground about a fortified place, cut away nearly vertically to
     prevent hostile approach. See Scarp.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a long steep slope or cliff at the edge of a plateau or
           ridge; usually formed by erosion [syn: escarpment,
      2: a steep artificial slope in front of a fortification [syn:
         escarpment, escarp, scarp, protective embankment]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  65 Moby Thesaurus words for "escarpment":
     abatis, advanced work, balistraria, bank, banquette,
     barbed-wire entanglement, barbican, barricade, barrier, bartizan,
     bastion, battlement, bluff, breastwork, bulwark, casemate,
     cheval-de-frise, circumvallation, cliff, contravallation,
     counterscarp, crag, curtain, demibastion, dike, drawbridge,
     earthwork, enclosure, entanglement, escarp, face, fence, fieldwork,
     fortalice, fortification, glacis, loophole, lunette, machicolation,
     mantelet, merlon, mound, outwork, palisade, palisades, parados,
     parapet, portcullis, postern gate, precipice, rampart, ravelin,
     redan, redoubt, sally port, scar, scarp, sconce, steep, stockade,
     tenaille, vallation, vallum, wall, work

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