- 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 ferment thus set free brings about the coagulation of the serum, which acts as a protective and temporary scaffolding to the injured tissues.
- 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.
- 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.
- Be built out from the piers, member by member, without any temporary scaffolding below, so that navigation is not interrupted, the cost of scaffolding is saved, and the difficulty of building in deep water is obviated.