escalade

[ UK /ˈɛskɐlˌe‍ɪd/ ]
[ US /ˌɛskəˈɫɑd/ ]
NOUN
  1. an act of scaling by the use of ladders (especially the walls of a fortification)
VERB
  1. climb up and over
    They had to escalade canyons to reach their destination
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How To Use escalade In A Sentence

  • These weren't Escalade-driving glitterati, five handlers removed from actual people.
  • (Heylin) or ‘escalado’ (Holland) ‘escalade’; ‘granada’ (Hacket) ‘grenade’; ‘parada’ (J. Taylor) ‘parade’; ‘emboscado’ (Holland) ‘stoccado’, ‘barricado’, ‘renegado’, ‘hurricano’ (all in Shakespeare), English Past and Present
  • I saw that the Count's armies, even as they tried to batter open the gates, would try to take the city by escalade. THE LIGHTSTONE: BOOK ONE, PART TWO OF THE EA CYCLE
  • The reality of the situation is that he was driving a Cadillac escalade. CNN Transcript Nov 28, 2009
  • But Mr. Jerningham would have been much more surprised and puzzled if he had waited one minute longer, and seen this Mr. Perkins, who had so gallantly escaladed the hackney-coach, step out of it with the most mortified, miserable, chap-fallen countenance possible. The Bedford-Row Conspiracy
  • He had escaladed Ahmednuggur, surprising its defenders by sending men with ladders against the unbreached walls, and Dodd was certain that Wellesley would similarly try to rush the Inner Fort. Sharpe's Fortress
  • I smiled and got in the empty front passenger seat of the black Escalade.
  • But watching the local news last night is what makes this whole situation escalade into a bigger picture. Exclusive Video: Is This the Walking Record Whitetail?
  • Our approaches were carried by two trenches and a mine to within a few feet of the ditch of their strongest fort, and our troops once took possession of it, but their works were too strong to be escaladed. A sketch of the life and services of Gen. Otho Holland Williams Read before the Maryland historical society, on Thursday evening, March 6, 1851
  • On Day Three, the Jacobites could elect to scale the walls of the castle in an escalade complete with purpose built ladders for the game or settle down into a siege of the castle. Archive 2008-07-01
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