What does the word escalade mean?

    Part of speech: verb transitive

  • To scale, as a wall.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Passing of ramparts, etc., by scaling.

Usage examples for escalade

  1. This was where the dangerous ascent began, a difficult ascent at the start, because of the excessive steepness, and developing, mid- way, into an absolute escalade. – The Crystal Stopper by Maurice LeBlanc