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scalado (plural scalados or scaladoes)

  1. (military, obsolete) An escalade.
    • 1600, Edward Fairfax, The Jerusalem Delivered of Tasso, XI, xxxiv:
      Adrastus first advanc'd his crest aloft, / And boldly 'gan a strong scalado rear, // And through the falling storm did upward climb / Of stones, darts, arrows, fire, pitch, and lime.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for scalado in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913)