scaf|fold «SKAF uhld», noun, verb.
1. a temporary structure for holding workmen and materials during the construction, repair, or decoration of a building.
2. a raised platform on which criminals are put to death, especially by hanging: »

Truth forever on the scaffold, wrong forever on the throne (Lowell).

3. a platform, stage, or stand for exhibiting shows, seating spectators, or the like.
4. any raised framework.
5. scaffolding material.
to furnish with a scaffold; support with a scaffold: »

The walls were scaffolded for the use of firearms (Scott).

[Middle English scafald < Old French eschaffault, also escadafaut]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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