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Meaning of escalade

es•ca•lade

Pronunciation: (es"ku-lād', -läd', es'ku-lād", -läd"), [key]
— n., v., -lad•ed, -lad•ing.
—n.
  1. a scaling or mounting by means of ladders, esp. in an assault upon a fortified place.
—v.t.
  1. to mount, pass, or enter by means of ladders.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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