a scaling or mounting by means of ladders, especially in an assault upon a fortified place.
to mount, pass, or enter by means of ladders.
- es·ca·lad·er, noun
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How to use escalade in a sentence
So far this year, sales of the hybrid versions of the Cadillac escalade and Chevrolet Silverado have been 20 and 12, respectively.
Lisi then returned and joined Ford in his car, a Cadillac escalade.
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Minutes after Tiger Woods crashed his Cadillac escalade into a tree, his wife Elin told police that he had been drinking.
There are only photos of Nordegren in her yoga pants and aviators, day in and day out, pumping gas into the Woods family escalade.
But though the leaders of the escalade had begun mounting the walls with great spirit, they foundDifficulties of the escalade.The Histories of Polybius, Vol. II (of 2) | Polybius
Citizens and refugees refused to admit a royal garrison, and foiled the attempt to capture the place by escalade.History of the Rise of the Huguenots | Henry Baird
Immediately afterwards, the enemy endeavoured to take the fort by escalade, but were repulsed with great slaughter.
Twice afterwards, Raju made repeated attempts to carry the place by escalade, but was both times repulsed with much slaughter.
The remainder of his troops diverged a little to the right to escalade the breach in the Kashmir bastion.Forty-one years in India | Frederick Sleigh Roberts
British Dictionary definitions for escalade
an assault by the use of ladders, esp on a fortification
to gain access to (a place) by the use of ladders
- escalader, noun
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