What does escalade mean?

escalade meaning in General Dictionary

To mount and pass or enter by way of ladders to scale on escalate a wall

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  • a furious attack created by troops on a fortified place in which ladders are used to pass a ditch or attach a rampart
  • rise up-and-over
  • an act of scaling through ladders (especially the wall space of a fortification)
  • a furious attack created by troops on a fortified spot, for which ladders are widely used to pass a ditch or install a rampart.
  • To install and pass or enter in the shape of ladders; to scale; because, to escalate a wall.

escalade meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1590s, "action of utilizing ladders to scale the walls of a strengthened location," from Middle French escalade (16c.) "an assault with ladders on a fortification," from Italian scalata, fem. past participle of scalare "to climb through a ladder," from scala "ladder," associated with Latin scandere "to climb up" (see scan). For preliminary e-, see e-. Additionally during the early used in English in Spanish kind escalada, later corrupted to escalado. Once the name of a brand of luxury SUV by Cadillac, from 1999.


escalade - French to English

scramble [clambering]


escalade meaning in General Dictionary

(v. t.) A furious assault created by troops on a fortified location, which ladders are acclimatized to pass a ditch or mount a rampart.

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  • (v. t.) To mount and pass or enter by way of ladders; to measure; because, to escalate a wall.

Sentence Examples with the word escalade

Soult and Marmont having begun to move to relieve the garrison, the assault was delivered on the night of the 7th of April, and Siege of though the assailants failed at the breaches, the Badajoz, carnage at which was terrible, a very daring escalade March 17 to of one of the bastions and of the castle succeeded, Apr117, 1812.

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