[ noun ] a platform from which criminals are executed (hanged or beheaded)

Used in print

(Frank Getlein and Harold C. Gardiner, S.J., Movies,...)

The unfortunate queen mounted the scaffold ; the headsman swung his axe ; the head dropped off ; end of film .

(John Michael Ray, "Rhode Island's Reactions...)

Extraordinary precautions were taken so that no stranger be allowed_in the city and no citizen within the enclosure surrounding the scaffold .

[ verb ] provide with a scaffold for support


"scaffold the building before painting it"

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hold scaffolding

[ noun ] a temporary arrangement erected around a building for convenience of workers

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arrangement scaffolding