es•ca•ladePronunciation: (es"ku-lād', -läd', es'ku-lād", -läd"), [key]
—n., v., -lad•ed, -lad•ing.
a scaling or mounting by means of ladders, esp. in an assault upon a fortified place.
to mount, pass, or enter by means of ladders.
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