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scaffold

noun [C] uk   /ˈskæf.əʊld/ us    /-foʊld/

scaffold noun [C] (for working)

a structure made of scaffolding for workers to stand on when they want to reach high parts of a building US ( UK cradle) a frame that hangs on the side of a building, ship, etc. for people to work from

scaffold noun [C] (for executions)

a flat raised structure on which criminals are punished by having their heads cut off or by being hanged with a rope around the neck until they die
Translations of “scaffold”
in Spanish cadalso, patíbulo…
in French échafaud…
in German das Schafott…
in Chinese (Traditional) (建築工人用的)鷹架, 斷頭台, 絞刑台…
in Chinese (Simplified) (建筑工人用的)脚手架, 断头台, 绞刑台…
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