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scaffolding

[ skaf-uhl-ding, -ohl- ]
/ ˈskæf əl dɪŋ, -oʊl- /
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noun

a scaffold or system of scaffolds.
materials for scaffolds.

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Origin of scaffolding

1300–50; Middle English skaf(f)aldyng;see scaffold, -ing1

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British Dictionary definitions for scaffolding

scaffolding
/ (ˈskæfəldɪŋ) /

noun

a scaffold or system of scaffolds
the building materials used to make scaffolds
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