scaffold

[ skaf-uh ld, -ohld ]
/ ˈskæf əld, -oʊld /

noun

verb (used with object)

to furnish with a scaffold or scaffolding.
to support by or place on a scaffold.

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Origin of scaffold

1300–50; Middle English scaffot, skaffaut, scaffalde < Old French escadafaut; akin to catafalque

OTHER WORDS FROM scaffold

un·scaf·fold·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for scaffold

scaffold
/ (ˈskæfəld, -fəʊld) /

noun

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
a raised wooden platform on which plays are performed, tobacco, etc, is dried, or (esp formerly) criminals are executed

verb (tr)

to provide with a scaffold
to support by means of a scaffold

Derived forms of scaffold

scaffolder, noun

Word Origin for scaffold

C14: from Old French eschaffaut, from Vulgar Latin catafalicum (unattested); see catafalque
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