escalade

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noun es·ca·lade \ˈe-skə-ˌlād, -ˌläd\

Definition of escalade

  1. :  an act of scaling especially the walls of a fortification

escalade

transitive verb

escalader

noun

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Origin and Etymology of escalade

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

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