• (RP) IPA: /ˈskæfəld/, /ˈskæfəʊld/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈskæfəld/, /ˈskæfld/

scaffold (plural scaffolds)

  1. A structure made of scaffolding for workers to stand on while working on a building.
  2. An elevated platform on which a criminal is executed.
  3. An elevated platform on which dead bodies are ritually disposed of, as by some Native American tribes.
  4. (metalworking) An accumulation of adherent, partly fused material forming a shelf or dome-shaped obstruction above the tuyeres in a blast furnace.
  5. (sciences) A structure that provides support for some other material.
Translations Translations Verb

scaffold (scaffolds, present participle scaffolding; past and past participle scaffolded)

  1. (transitive) To set up a scaffolding; to surround a building with scaffolding.
  2. (transitive) To sustain; to provide support for.
  3. (transitive) To dispose of the bodies of the dead on a scaffold or raised platform, as by some Native American tribes.

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