escalade


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Escalade \Es`ca*lade"\, n. [F., Sp. escalada (cf. It. scalata),
   fr. Sp. escalar to scale, LL. scalare, fr. L. scala ladder.
   See Scale, v. t.] (Mil.)
   A furious attack made by troops on a fortified place, in
   which ladders are used to pass a ditch or mount a rampart.
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         Sin enters, not by escalade, but by cunning or
         treachery.                               --Buckminster.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Escalade \Es`ca*lade"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Escaladed; p. pr.
   & vb. n. Escalading.] (Mil.)
   To mount and pass or enter by means of ladders; to scale; as,
   to escalate a wall.
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