escalade

noun
es·​ca·​lade | \ ˈe-skə-ˌlād How to pronounce escalade (audio) , -ˌläd \

Definition of escalade

: an act of scaling especially the walls of a fortification

Other Words from escalade

escalade transitive verb
escalader noun

First Known Use of escalade

1598, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for escalade

French, from Italian scalata, from scalare to scale, from scala ladder, from Late Latin — more at scale entry 5

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“Escalade.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/escalade. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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