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scaffolding

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noun scaf·fold·ing \-fəl-diŋ, -ˌfōl-\

Simple Definition of scaffolding

  • : the metal poles and wooden boards that are used to build or support a scaffold (sense 1)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of scaffolding

  1. :  a system of scaffolds; also :  material for scaffolds

14th Century

First Known Use of scaffolding

14th century



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