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Definition of scaffold noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ˈskæfoʊld//
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  1. 1a platform used when executing criminals by cutting off their heads or hanging them from a rope to die on the scaffold to be sent to the scaffold
  2. 2a structure made of scaffolding, for workers to stand on when they are working on a building
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: scaffold