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escalade

[ es-kuh-leyd, -lahd, es-kuh-leyd, -lahd ]
/ 藢蓻s k蓹藞le瑟d, -藞l蓱d, 藞蓻s k蓹藢le瑟d, -藢l蓱d /
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noun
a scaling or mounting by means of ladders, especially in an assault upon a fortified place.
verb (used with object), es路ca路lad路ed, es路ca路lad路ing.
to mount, pass, or enter by means of ladders.
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Origin of escalade

1590鈥1600; <Middle French <Old Proven莽al *escalada, equivalent to escal(ar) to scale3 + -ada-ade1

OTHER WORDS FROM escalade

es路ca路lad路er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for escalade

escalade
/ (藢蓻sk蓹藞le瑟d) /

noun
an assault by the use of ladders, esp on a fortification
verb
to gain access to (a place) by the use of ladders

Derived forms of escalade

escalader, noun

Word Origin for escalade

C16: from French, from Italian scalata, from scalare to mount, scale
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