The definition of a scaffold is a temporary wooden platform that workers can stand on when they are doing work, or a raised platform on which a criminal can be publicly executed.(noun)
See scaffold in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME scafald < OFr escafalt < es- (L ex-, out) + VL *catafalicum: see catafalque
See scaffold in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Medieval Latin scaffaldus
Origin: , of Old French origin.
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