from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of scaling a fortified wall or rampart.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An act of scaling walls or fortifications
- v. To scale the walls of a fortification.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A furious attack made by troops on a fortified place, in which ladders are used to pass a ditch or mount a rampart.
- transitive v. To mount and pass or enter by means of ladders; to scale.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A mounting by means of a ladder or ladders; especially, an assault on a fortified place by troops who mount or pass its defenses by the aid of ladders.
- To scale; mount and pass or enter by means of a ladder: as, to escalade a wall.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. climb up and over
- n. an act of scaling by the use of ladders (especially the walls of a fortification)
I hope none of you big money hunters shoot it. take you escalade and go home. bring a doe back with you, they taste better.
But watching the local news last night is what makes this whole situation escalade into a bigger picture.
Too big, too misshappen, too rococo: Midtown is scarred by atomic mutants that resemble hamburgers only as much as a chrome-rimmed escalade does a 1972 coupe de ville.
Tiger is actually driving a GM-provided Cadillac escalade in the crash that ultimately led to him admitting he cheated on his wife.
And if all goes well the hoop should escalade up to your left hand.
ONe of my biggest fears was the ecto 1 being like a hummer or an escalade and that all the monsters would be some CGI monstrosity.
The reality of the situation is that he was driving a Cadillac escalade.
The wife, you know, ran out of the house and crashed into the back window and she escalade and dragged Tiger Woods out, you know, because apparently he was bleeding and he was, you know, vacillating back and fort between consciousness and what have you doesn't seem to make much sense.
On Day Three, the Jacobites could elect to scale the walls of the castle in an escalade complete with purpose built ladders for the game or settle down into a siege of the castle.
Since Geissen was a walled town, the odds of taking it without an escalade were deemed to be remote, so Bauer ordered his advance guard to move towards Munzenberg.