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English definition of “scaffolding”

scaffolding

noun [U] uk   /ˈskæf.əl.dɪŋ/ us  
a structure of metal poles and wooden boards put against a building for workers to stand on when they want to reach the higher parts of the building: Scaffolding has been erected around the tower and repair work will start next week.
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