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COUNTERSCARP (_" opposite scarp," Fr....

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Originally appearing in Volume V07, Page 316 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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COUNTERSCARP (_" opposite scarp," Fr. contrescarpe), a term used in fortification for the outer slope of a ditch; see FORTIFICATION AND SIEGECRAFT.
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