American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A scaffold or system of scaffolds.
- n. Materials used for constructing scaffolds.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A frame or structure for temporary support in an elevated place; in building, a temporary combination of timberwork consisting of upright poles and horizontal pieces, on which are laid boards for supporting the builders when carrying up the different stages or floors of a building, or plasterers when executing their work in the interior of houses. The scaffolding is struck or removed as soon as it has answered its purpose. See cut under putlog.
- n. Materials for scaffolds.
- n. Figuratively, any sustaining part; a frame or framework, as the skeleton; especially, in embryology, a temporary formation of hard parts to be replaced by or modified into a permanent structure: as, the scaffolding of an embryonic skull.
- n. In metallurgy, the formation of a scaffold; an engorgement. See scaffold, 7.
- n. In tobacco-growing, the hanging of the freshly cut plant upon a structure of poles or rails variously supported to wilt before housing: much practised in the heavy export and white Burley districts.
- n. A temporary modular system of tubes forming a framework used to support people and material in the construction or repair of buildings and other large structures.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A scaffold; a supporting framework.
- n. Materials for building scaffolds.
- n. a system of scaffolds
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“It beats copying the scaffolding from a different class and changing everything by hand, which is what I did the last time this came up.”
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