scaffolding

noun scaf·fold·ing \ ˈska-fəl-diŋ , -ˌfōl- \
|Updated on: 7 Aug 2018

Definition of scaffolding

: a system of scaffolds; also : material for scaffolds

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First Known Use of scaffolding

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SCAFFOLDING Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of scaffolding for English Language Learners

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



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