Meaning of “scaffold” in the English Dictionary

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scaffoldnoun [ C ]

us /ˈskæf·əld, -oʊld/

a structure workers can stand on while working on a building, or a structure from which to hang (= kill by hanging from a rope around the neck) criminals sentenced to death

(Definition of “scaffold” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)