noun \ˈes-kə-ˌlād, -ˌläd\

Definition of ESCALADE

:  an act of scaling especially the walls of a fortification
escalade transitive verb
es·ca·lad·er noun

Origin of ESCALADE

French, from Italian scalata, from scalare to scale, from scala ladder, from Late Latin — more at scale
First Known Use: 1598


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