Escalade

Definition of Escalade

Es`ca`lade´
n.1.(Mil.) A furious attack made by troops on a fortified place, in which ladders are used to pass a ditch or mount a rampart.
Sin enters, not by escalade, but by cunning or treachery.
- Buckminster.
v. t.1.(Mil.) To mount and pass or enter by means of ladders; to scale; as, to escalate a wall.
[imp. & p. p. Escaladed; p. pr. & vb. n. Escalading.]

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climb, climb up, escalader, go up, mount
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