Origin of escaladeFrench from Italian scalata from scalare, to climb from Classical Latin scala, ladder: see scale
transitive verb-·lad′ed, -·lad′ing
Origin of escaladeFrench from Italian scalata ultimately from Latin scālae 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.