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noun Archaic.
  1. escalade.
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Origin of scalade

First recorded in 1585–95; variant of escalade
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Historical Examples

  • Wentworth starts building batteries, in spite of the rain-deluges; then stops building;—decides to do it by scalade, after all.

    History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XII. (of XXI.)

    Thomas Carlyle

  • See, my lads, yonder are likely to be some short ladders; these we will splice with rope, and so make the scalade!


    Molly Elliot Seawell

  • He tried some small prefatory Siege or scalade of Pesth; could not do it; and came his ways home again, as the best course.

British Dictionary definitions for scalade


scalado (skəˈleɪdəʊ)

noun plural -lades or -lados
  1. short for escalade
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Word Origin

C16: from Old Italian scalada, from scala a ladder; see scale ³
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