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noun [countable]     scaffold pronunciation in American English
/ˈskæfəld/    scaffold pronunciation in American English
/ˈskæfoʊld/
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  1. 1
    a structure consisting of poles and boards on the outside of a building, that people stand on when they are working on the building
    1. a.
      American a structure that can be moved up and down that someone stands in when they are working on the outside of a tall building, especially cleaning the windows 3
  2. 2
    a structure on which criminals were killed in the past by being hanged or beheaded
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