verb (used with object), es·ca·lad·ed, es·ca·lad·ing.
Origin of escalade
Examples from the Web for escaladed
Is there a fort to be stormed, or a castle wall to be escaladed, then, they are the boys for your work.
The walls of Tinghae were escaladed, and the British colours soon waved over the fortifications.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III.|E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
It sustained three sieges, and in 1644 was escaladed and taken by Prince Rupert with considerable slaughter.
He escaladed the path, left it, returned to it, quick and venturous.The Man Who Laughs|Victor Hugo
Some of the gaming houses were attacked; the iron doors were forced; the barred windows were escaladed.
British Dictionary definitions for escaladed
Word Origin for escalade
Word Origin and History for escaladed
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.