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Scaffold vs. Scaffolding

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Scaffoldnoun

A structure made of scaffolding for workers to stand on while working on a building.

Scaffoldingnoun

A temporary modular system of tubes (or formerly wood) forming a framework used to support people and material in the construction or repair of buildings and other large structures.

Scaffoldnoun

An elevated platform on which a criminal is executed.

Scaffoldingnoun

(programming) Source code etc. that is incomplete and serves as a basis for further development.

Scaffoldnoun

An elevated platform on which dead bodies are ritually disposed of, as by some Native American tribes.

Scaffoldingnoun

(figurative) Any framework or support.

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Scaffoldnoun

(metalworking) An accumulation of adherent, partly fused material forming a shelf or dome-shaped obstruction above the tuyeres in a blast furnace.

Scaffoldingnoun

A scaffold; a supporting framework; as, the scaffolding of the body.

Scaffoldnoun

(sciences) A structure that provides support for some other material.

Scaffoldingnoun

Materials for building scaffolds.

Scaffoldverb

(transitive) To set up a scaffolding; to surround a building with scaffolding.

Scaffoldingnoun

a system of scaffolds

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Scaffoldverb

(transitive) To sustain; to provide support for.

Scaffolding

Scaffolding, also called scaffold or staging, is a temporary structure used to support a work crew and materials to aid in the construction, maintenance and repair of buildings, bridges and all other man-made structures. Scaffolds are widely used on site to get access to heights and areas that would be otherwise hard to get to.

Scaffoldverb

(transitive) To dispose of the bodies of the dead on a scaffold or raised platform, as by some Native American tribes.

Scaffoldnoun

A temporary structure of timber, boards, etc., for various purposes, as for supporting workmen and materials in building, for exhibiting a spectacle upon, for holding the spectators at a show, etc.

‘Pardon, gentles all,The flat, unraised spirits that have daredOn this unworthy scaffold to bring forthSo great an object.’;

Scaffoldnoun

Specifically, a stage or elevated platform for the execution of a criminal; as, to die on the scaffold.

‘That a scaffold of execution should grow a scaffold of coronation.’;

Scaffoldnoun

An accumulation of adherent, partly fused material forming a shelf, or dome-shaped obstruction, above the tuyères in a blast furnace.

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Scaffoldverb

To furnish or uphold with a scaffold.

Scaffoldnoun

a platform from which criminals are executed (hanged or beheaded)

Scaffoldnoun

a temporary arrangement erected around a building for convenience of workers

Scaffoldverb

provide with a scaffold for support;

‘scaffold the building before painting it’;

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