from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A scaffold or system of scaffolds.
- n. Materials used for constructing scaffolds.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A temporary modular system of tubes forming a framework used to support people and material in the construction or repair of buildings and other large structures.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A scaffold; a supporting framework.
- n. Materials for building scaffolds.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A frame or structure for temporary support in an elevated place; in building, a temporary combination of timberwork consisting of upright poles and horizontal pieces, on which are laid boards for supporting the builders when carrying up the different stages or floors of a building, or plasterers when executing their work in the interior of houses. The scaffolding is struck or removed as soon as it has answered its purpose. See cut under putlog.
- n. Materials for scaffolds.
- n. Figuratively, any sustaining part; a frame or framework, as the skeleton; especially, in embryology, a temporary formation of hard parts to be replaced by or modified into a permanent structure: as, the scaffolding of an embryonic skull.
- n. In metallurgy, the formation of a scaffold; an engorgement. See scaffold, 7.
- n. In tobacco-growing, the hanging of the freshly cut plant upon a structure of poles or rails variously supported to wilt before housing: much practised in the heavy export and white Burley districts.
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- n. a system of scaffolds
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Old Yankee Stadium, at left, is shrouded in scaffolding and left silent while the the new Yankee Stadium, right, is basking in the late afternoon sun on the right and helping to play host to the 2009 World Series.
Usually some part of college is swathed in scaffolding, or blocked off.
Peter Gray, a psychologist at Boston College, points out that older kids are uniquely able to provide support -- often referred to as "scaffolding" -- for younger kids in mixed-age play.
Many nearby house fronts were submerged in scaffolding and could barely be seen.
I travelled there specifically to see this clock, only to find it draped in scaffolding!
The scaffolding is is an old B movie plot with traditional chase scenes, a secret identity and a female in peril.
– Encased in scaffolding and bursting from a sweater they are the very apex of temptation.
I mean, it must be happening now, cause you can still see those buildings wrapped up in scaffolding and the new 8USS has that sales banner draped on it.
Oh, and the scaffolding from the roof repair, finally done in December, is still around the front door, apparently parked free of charge by the man who did the work.
It beats copying the scaffolding from a different class and changing everything by hand, which is what I did the last time this came up.