|scaffold (ˈskæfəld, -fəʊld)|
|1.||a temporary metal or wooden framework that is used to support workmen and materials during the erection, repair, etc, of a building or other construction|
|2.||a raised wooden platform on which plays are performed, tobacco, etc, is dried, or (esp formerly) criminals are executed|
|3.||to provide with a scaffold|
|4.||to support by means of a scaffold|
|[C14: from Old French eschaffaut, from Vulgar Latin catafalicum (unattested); see |
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