In fortification, the surface of the ditch next to the rampart. The surface next to the enemy is termed the counterscarp. Also called 'scarp.'
Related term(s): Fortification; Rampart; Counterscarp; Scarp; Revetment
Category: Castles and Fortifications
Source information: Wilhelm, Thomas. A Military Dictionary and Gazetteer. Philadelphia: L.R. Hamersly & Co., 1881. 150.