Scaffold
Scaffold Scaf"fold, n. [OF. eschafault, eschafaut, escafaut, escadafaut, F. ['e]chafaud; probably originally the same word as E. & F. catafalque, It. catafalco. See {Catafalque}.] 1. A temporary structure of timber, boards, etc., for various purposes, as for supporting workmen and materials in building, for exhibiting a spectacle upon, for holding the spectators at a show, etc. [1913 Webster]

Pardon, gentles all, The flat, unraised spirits that have dared On this unworthy scaffold to bring forth So great an object. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Specifically, a stage or elevated platform for the execution of a criminal; as, to die on the scaffold. [1913 Webster]

That a scaffold of execution should grow a scaffold of coronation. --Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster]

3. (Metal.) An accumulation of adherent, partly fused material forming a shelf, or dome-shaped obstruction, above the tuy[`e]res in a blast furnace. [1913 Webster]


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  • Scaffold — Scaf fold, v. t. To furnish or uphold with a scaffold. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scaffold — (dt.: Baugerüst) steht für eine Komikertruppe aus Liverpool, siehe The Scaffold eine Piercingvariante im Ohrknorpel, siehe Industrial Piercing Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterschei …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • scaffold — (n.) mid 14c., wooden framework used in building, etc., aphetic of an O.N.Fr. variant of O.Fr. eschafaut scaffold, probably altered (by influence of eschace a prop, support ) from chaffaut, from V.L. *catafalicum (see CATAFALQUE (Cf. catafalque)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • scaffold — [skaf′əld, skaf′ōld΄] n. [ME scafald < OFr escafalt < es (L ex , out) + VL * catafalicum: see CATAFALQUE] 1. a temporary wooden or metal framework for supporting workmen and materials during the erecting, repairing, or painting of a… …   English World dictionary

  • scaffold — ► NOUN 1) a raised wooden platform used formerly for public executions. 2) a structure made using scaffolding. ► VERB ▪ attach scaffolding to. DERIVATIVES scaffolder noun. ORIGIN Old French eschaffaut; related to …   English terms dictionary

  • scaffold — /skaf euhld, ohld/, n. 1. a temporary structure for holding workers and materials during the erection, repair, or decoration of a building. 2. an elevated platform on which a criminal is executed, usually by hanging. 3. a raised platform or stage …   Universalium

  • scaffold — [[t]skæ̱foʊld[/t]] scaffolds 1) N COUNT A scaffold was a raised platform on which criminals were hanged or had their heads cut off. Ascending the shaky ladder to the scaffold, More addressed the executioner. 2) N COUNT A scaffold is a temporary… …   English dictionary

  • scaffold — UK [ˈskæfəʊld] / US [ˈskæfəld] / US [ˈskæfoʊld] noun [countable] Word forms scaffold : singular scaffold plural scaffolds 1) a structure consisting of poles and boards on the outside of a building, that people stand on when they are working on… …   English dictionary

  • scaffold — scaf•fold [[t]ˈskæf əld, oʊld[/t]] n. 1) bui a platform or framework for raising workers and materials during the erection, repair, or maintenance of a building or the like 2) an elevated platform on which a criminal is executed, usu. by hanging… …   From formal English to slang

  • scaffold — /ˈskæfəld / (say skafuhld), / oʊld/ (say ohld) noun 1. Also, scaffolding. a temporary structure for holding workers and materials during the erection, repair, cleaning, or decoration of a building. 2. an elevated platform on which a criminal is… …   Australian English dictionary

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