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escalade

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noun es·ca·lade \ˈes-kə-ˌlād, -ˌläd\

Definition of escalade

  1. :  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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