Definition of Escalade

1. Noun. An act of scaling by the use of ladders (especially the walls of a fortification).

Generic synonyms: Scaling



2. Verb. Climb up and over. "They had to escalade canyons to reach their destination"
Generic synonyms: Climb, Climb Up, Go Up, Mount
Derivative terms: Escalader

Definition of Escalade

1. n. A furious attack made by troops on a fortified place, in which ladders are used to pass a ditch or mount a rampart.

2. v. t. To mount and pass or enter by means of ladders; to scale; as, to escalate a wall.

Definition of Escalade

1. Noun. An act of scaling walls or fortifications ¹

2. Verb. (military dated) To scale the walls of a fortification. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Escalade

1. to enter by means of ladders [v -LADED, -LADING, -LADES]

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Literary usage of Escalade

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1. A History of India Under the Two First Sovereigns of the House of Taimur by William Erskine (1854)
"Its capture After the blockade had been thus protracted for upby escalade. ... to attempt an escalade, in passing near the gardens of the Kabul suburb, ..."

2. Lake Geneva and Its Literary Landmarks by Francis Henry Gribble (1901)
"It is a period of alarms and excursions, but, until we come to the escalade, there is no really conspicuous event. The note of the epoch is a steadily ..."

3. Adventure Guide to Provence & the Cote D'Azur by Ferne Arfin (2005)
"Adventures on Foot Trekking, Climbing & escalade GORGE DU ... A professional school of paragliding, canyoning and escalade. Abseiling To arrange abseiling ..."

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