the act of scaling or climbing the walls of a fortified place by ladders
Origin of escaladeFrench ; from Italian scalata ; from scalare, to climb ; from Classical Latin scala, ladder: see scale
to climb (a wall, etc.) or enter (a fortified place) by ladders
The act of scaling a fortified wall or rampart.
Origin of escaladeFrench, from Italian scalata, ultimately from Latin scalae, ladder; see skand- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present escalades, present participle escalading, simple past and past participle escaladed)
- (military, dated) To scale the walls of a fortification.