scaffold Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"scaffold" in British English

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scaffoldnoun [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 ​flatraisedstructure on which ​criminals are ​punished by having ​theirheadscut off or by being ​hanged with a ​rope around the ​neck until they ​die
(Definition of scaffold from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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scaffoldnoun [C]

 us   /ˈskæf·əld, -oʊld/
a ​structureworkers can ​stand on while ​working on a ​building, or a ​structure from which to hang (= ​kill by ​hanging from a ​rope around the ​neck)criminalssentenced to ​death
(Definition of scaffold from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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