verb (used with object), es·ca·lad·ed, es·ca·lad·ing.
- escadrille américaine,
- escalator clause,
Origin of escalade
Examples from the Web for escalade
In that scene, would they really drive around in an Escalade?‘Homeland’: Showtime’s Thriller Gets Fact Checked by an Intelligence Expert|Samantha Zalaznick|October 29, 2012|DAILY BEAST
I mean, he bought her an Escalade, but she still had to make the payments.
For Oprah, that might mean a cookie instead of a whole cake; for the rest of us, perhaps a movie instead of an Escalade.
At Cardevola, the enemy had two forts, which were carried by escalade.
He was answered that the faubourg, being walled and moated, could be taken only by escalade or battery.The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume III.(of III) 1574-84|John Lothrop Motley
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
With 1200 men he took Hoorn by escalade; plunder-laden and sated, they returned to the sea.The Age of Erasmus|P. S. Allen
He determined, therefore, to attempt to carry the place by escalade.
Word Origin for escalade
1590s, "action of using ladders to scale the walls of a fortified place," from Middle French escalade (16c.) "an assault with ladders on a fortification," from Italian scalata, fem. past participle of scalare "to climb by means of a ladder," from scala "ladder," related to Latin scandere "to climb" (see scan). For initial e-, see especial.