Definition of scaffolding
: a system of scaffolds; also : material for scaffolds
Recent Examples of scaffolding from the Web
At the Hotel W on Chestnut Street, workers could be seen lugging materials up four flights of stairs built into scaffolding.
As an officer pulled her from the water and onto the deck, the scaffolding of Hana’s sense of humor started to collapse.
The belief that Sanders would have walked into the White House based on polls taken before anyone really attacked him is a delusion built on a scaffolding of political ignorance.
Regulators found shoddy scaffolding that forced workers to sidestep holes up to two feet wide, and improper use of fall-protection anchors.
On the scaffolding, Florenzo prayed to himself in Spanish before a noose was thrown over his neck.
The company also rented scaffolding and reassembled the bleachers on top of it just south of the field of play.
And the scaffolding that still surrounded them in December as mechanics struggled to fix the problems is gone.
Edgar, at 30 the younger brother, tumbled off the scaffolding, hit the top of a wooden fence and was killed instantly.
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First Known Use of scaffolding
SCAFFOLDING Defined for English Language Learners
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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