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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
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