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scaffold

[′ska‚fōld]
(civil engineering)
A temporary or movable platform supported on the ground or suspended; used for working at considerable heights above the ground.

Scaffold

A temporary platform to support workers and materials on the face of a structure and to provide access to work areas above the ground; any elaborated platform.

Scaffold

 

an auxiliary structure in the form of a wooden deck placed on supports; it provides a platform from which workmen can peform certain types of construction work, such as putting up walls or finishing room interiors. Scaffolds are usually set up on floors. Modular scaffolds are widely used in modern construction work; they are made of steel and lightweight alloys and are equipped with mechanical and hydraulic jacks for height adjustments.

scaffold

1. A temporary platform to support workers and materials on the face of a structure and to provide access to work areas above the ground.
2. Any elevated platform.
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