- the poles, planks, etc. that form a scaffold
- a scaffold or system of scaffolds
Scaffolding on a building.
A system of wood platforms and metal polls that is constructed outside of a building that a window washer uses to climb up and wash windows on the 10th floor is an example of scaffolding.
- A scaffold or system of scaffolds.
- Materials used for constructing scaffolds.
(usually uncountable, plural scaffoldings)
- Prince Andrew spoke with some animation and interest only of the new homestead he was constructing and its buildings, but even here, while on the scaffolding, in the midst of a talk explaining the future arrangements of the house, he interrupted himself:
- The younger and smaller trees are remarkably durable, especially when the bark is allowed to remain on them; and most of the poles imported into Britain for scaffolding, ladders, mining-timber and similar uses are furnished by this fir.
- The ferment thus set free brings about the coagulation of the serum, which acts as a protective and temporary scaffolding to the injured tissues.
- From the base - that is, within the reach of an ordinary man without the need for ladder or scaffolding; the latex obtained from the upper part of the tree is said to furnish less rubber FIG.
- It is related that, during the performance of one of his plays, the scaffolding of the wooden stage gave way, in consequence of which the Athenians built a theatre of stone; but recent excavations make it doubtful whether a stone theatre existed in Athens at so early a date.