Scaffolding Definition

skăfəl-dĭng, skăfōl-
noun
The poles, planks, etc. that form a scaffold.
Webster's New World
A scaffold or system of scaffolds.
Webster's New World
Materials used for constructing scaffolds.
American Heritage
Scaffolding is a temporary structure that is used to hold workers while they perform work off the ground.
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.
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Noun

Singular:
scaffolding
Plural:
scaffoldings
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