escalade

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French, from Italian scalata, from scalare (to climb), from scala (ladder), from Latin scalae (ladder)

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Noun[edit]

escalade (plural escalades)

  1. An act of scaling walls or fortifications
    An escalade was required for the warriors to attack the troops.

Verb[edit]

escalade (third-person singular simple present escalades, present participle escalading, simple past and past participle escaladed)

  1. (military, dated) To scale the walls of a fortification.

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French[edit]

French Wikipedia has an article on:

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Etymology[edit]

From Italian scalata.

Noun[edit]

escalade f (plural escalades)

  1. climbing (sport)
  2. escalation

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Verb[edit]

escalade

  1. first-person singular present indicative of escalader
  2. third-person singular present indicative of escalader
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of escalader
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of escalader
  5. second-person singular imperative of escalader

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