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scaffold

scaf·fold

scaffold

 
pronunciation:
skae fld [or] skae fold
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an elevated temporary platform that is used to hold workers and materials during the construction or maintenance of a building.
 
definition 2: a raised platform on which prisoners are executed by hanging.
definition 3: any elevated platform.
similar words:
platform, stage
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: scaffolded, scaffolding, scaffolds
definition 1: to provide with a raised platform or scaffold.
definition 2: to put on or support with a scaffold.
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  building, work