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Meaning of ESCALADE

Pronunciation:  `esku'leyd

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an act of scaling by the use of ladders (especially the walls of a fortification)
  2. [v]  climb up and over; "They had to escalade canyons to reach their destination"

ESCALADE is a 8 letter word that starts with E.


 See Also: climb, climb up, go up, mount, scaling



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Es`ca*lade"\, n. [F., Sp. escalada (cf. It. scalata),
    fr. Sp. escalar to scale, LL. scalare, fr. L. scala ladder.
    See {Scale}, v. t.] (Mil.)
    A furious attack made by troops on a fortified place, in
    which ladders are used to pass a ditch or mount a rampart.
          Sin enters, not by escalade, but by cunning or
          treachery.                               --Buckminster.
  2. \Es`ca*lade"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Escaladed}; p. pr.
    & vb. n. {Escalading}.] (Mil.)
    To mount and pass or enter by means of ladders; to scale; as,
    to escalate a wall.