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Meaning of "counterscarp" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF COUNTERSCARP

counterscarp  [ˈkaʊntəˌskɑːp] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF COUNTERSCARP

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Counterscarp is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES COUNTERSCARP MEAN IN ENGLISH?

counterscarp

Counterscarp

A scarp and a counterscarp are the inner and outer sides of a ditch or moat used in fortifications. Attackers must descend the counterscarp and ascend the scarp. In permanent fortifications the scarp and counterscarp may be encased in stone. In less permanent fortifications, the counterscarp may be lined with paling fence set at an angle so as to give no cover to the attackers but to make advancing and retreating more difficult. If an attacker succeeds in breaching a wall a coupure can be dug on the inside of the wall to hinder the forlorn hope, in which case the side of the ditch farthest from the breached wall and closest to the centre of the fortification is also called the counterscarp.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH COUNTERSCARP


anthocarp
ˈænθəʊˌkɑːp
apocarp
ˈæpəˌkɑːp
archicarp
ˈɑːkɪˌkɑːp
ascocarp
ˈæskəˌkɑːp
carp
kɑːp
dipterocarp
ˈdɪptərəʊˌkɑːp
endocarp
ˈɛndəˌkɑːp
epicarp
ˈɛpɪˌkɑːp
escarp
ɪˈskɑːp
exocarp
ˈɛksəʊˌkɑːp
mesocarp
ˈmɛsəʊˌkɑːp
pericarp
ˈpɛrɪˌkɑːp
podocarp
ˈpɒdəʊˌkɑːp
Polycarp
ˈpɒlɪˌkɑːp
procarp
ˈprəʊkɑːp
pyrenocarp
paɪˈriːnəˌkɑːp
rhizocarp
ˈraɪzəʊˌkɑːp
scarp
skɑːp
schizocarp
ˈskɪzəˌkɑːp
sporocarp
ˈspɔːrəʊˌkɑːp

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE COUNTERSCARP

countersank
counterseal
countershading
countershaft
countershot
countersign
countersignature
countersink
countersink bit
countersniper
counterspell
counterspies
counterspy
counterstain
counterstate
counterstep
counterstrategy
counterstream
counterstrike
countersubject

WORDS THAT END LIKE COUNTERSCARP

achaenocarp
basidiocarp
cremocarp
crucian carp
cystocarp
dip-and-scarp
mericarp
mirror carp
monocarp
pseudocarp
sarcocarp
syncarp
xylocarp

Synonyms and antonyms of counterscarp in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «counterscarp» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF COUNTERSCARP

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The translations of counterscarp from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «counterscarp» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

counterscarp
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

contraescarpa
570 millions of speakers

English

counterscarp
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

counterscarp
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

counterscarp
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

контрэскарп
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

contra-escarpa
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কাউন্টার্স্কার্প
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

contrescarpe
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Counterscarp
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Kontereskarpe
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

counterscarp
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

counterscarp
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Counterscarp
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

mé bề ngoài
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

counterscarp
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

काउंटरर्सकॅप
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

counterscarp
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

controscarpa
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

counterscarp
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Контрескарп
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

counterscarp
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

counterscarp
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

counterscarp
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

counterscarp
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

counterscarp
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of counterscarp

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «COUNTERSCARP»

The term «counterscarp» is used very little and occupies the 176.095 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «COUNTERSCARP» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about counterscarp

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «COUNTERSCARP»

Discover the use of counterscarp in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to counterscarp and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
An Elementary Course of Military Engineering
Counterscarp Galleries. Pl. 4, Fig. 35. The most simple method of arranging a gallery behind a counterscarp wall for the defence of a ditch, is to build another wall parallel to that of the counterscarp, and'to throw an arch over between the two to ...
Dennis Hart Mahan, 1867
2
Treatises on geometrical drawing: on the arms in use: on ...
In tracing the crest of its parapet, a small flank is obtained, firing more directly on the salient of the ravelin, than the face on that side could do ; by making 18 feet of the parapet, at the extremity of the face, meet the counterscarp of the ravelin ...
Woolwich roy. military acad, 1843
3
Papers on Subjects Connected with the Duties of the Corps of ...
No. 3. No. 1. For 60 men. No. 2. For 30 men. For 12 men and a keeper, or 18 men without a keeper. Conditions. Without Counterscarp. With Counterscarp. Without Counterscarp. With Counterscarp. Without Counterscarp. With Counterscarp.
Great Britain. Army. Royal Engineers, 1839
4
Papers on Subjects Connected with the Duties of the Corps of ...
However, this is presupposing that the besieger would breach and storm the escarp without having previously destroyed the enfilade fire of the ditch. In the third place, objection has been made to placing counterscarp casemates in the salient ...
Great Britain. Corps of Royal Engineers, 1863
5
A Course of Elementary Fortification: Including Rules, ...
Loop-holed galleries are commonly placed at or near the salients of the counterscarp immediately under the covered way, their arches being supported on one side by the counterscarp revetment, and on the other, by a wall built parallel to it.
Sir Charles William Pasley, 1822
6
A treatise on fortification ..., with observations on the ...
For the covered-way : trace the crest of the glacis at five toises parallel to the general outline of the counterscarp. For the redoubt in the re-entering place of arms, bisect the reentering angle of the counterscarp of the covered-way by a capital ...
Hector Straith, 1833
7
The Encyclopaedia Britannica: Or, Dictionary of Arts, ...
The Ravelin is a work constructed opposite the curtain, and composed of two faces meeting in an outward or salient angle, with two demigorges formed by the counterscarp. Its use is to cover the curtain, the gates, and the flanks of the bastion.
Thomas Stewart Traill, 1855
8
Course of Military Instruction Orginally Composed for the ...
Mark the thickness of the counterscarp revetment at top. ' \ 0 Draw the back of the counterscarp revetment. Rub out superfluous lines in your counterscarp revetment. The counterscarp revetment usually has a coping, or upper course of cut ...
Sir Charles William Pasley, 1817
9
Summary of the course of permanent fortification
scarp gallery taken from a French authority. In this enso counterforts, square in plan, are built along the buck of tho counterscarp wall, leaving 8 foot between them. Parallel to the counterscarp wall, and 4 feet in rear of the counterforts, another ...
10
Reports from Committees of the House of Commons: Repr. by ...
Completed in its Ditch, Sluices, Cunette, Aqueducts, Scarp and Counterscarp Walls, Revetement, Retaining Wall of the Rampart, Ramps, Parapet, and Half of its Casemates and- Magazines, together with the False Ports of its Countermines.

6 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «COUNTERSCARP»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term counterscarp is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Fort to undergo structural repairs
The $9.1 million is to include $3.5 million to repair the counterscarp walls on the east, west and north face of the fort, $1.8 million for the curtain ... «The Kingston Whig-Standard, Jun 15»
2
Evolution and Development of Mughal Garden
... clear and understandable transliteration of an archaic Iranian word, pairidaeza, which signified garden surrounded by a girdle counterscarp. «The Nation, Sep 14»
3
'Battle' scene at Mdina ditch
A spokesman explained the trees being transplanted to the other side of the counterscarp were being moved to “expose the scale and majesty ... «Times of Malta, May 12»
4
Works start on recreation area in Mdina ditch
The grounds today hold a significant number of citrus trees, which are to be transplanted to the side of the counterscarp so as to expose the ... «Times of Malta, Apr 12»
5
Stonehenge: Geological Feature Indicates the Site Was Constructed …
On the subject of the Bank and Counterscarp Bank (on the outer side of the Ditch) they have this to say: "There is very little available information ... «PR.com, Sep 08»
6
Geometries | Fort Tompkins
In the 19th-century fortification on the north coast of Staten Island, opposing walls, the scarp and counterscarp, are faced with granite and have ... «New York Times, May 08»

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« EDUCALINGO. Counterscarp [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/counterscarp>. Mar 2020 ».
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