Scaffolds are temporary structures that are used to support something while it is being built or repaired. They are often made out of metal or wood, and they are very strong.

  • The scaffold collapsed while the workers were working on it.

  • The scaffold was too high for the workers to reach, so they had to use another scaffold instead.

Definition of scaffolds


a platform from which criminals are executed (hanged or beheaded)


a temporary arrangement erected around a building for convenience of workers


provide with a scaffold for support

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Example Sentences for scaffolds

  • 1

    It is pivotally attached to the top of the scaffold.

  • 2

    Fawkes was the last to stand on the scaffold.

  • 3

    They kneel in repentant prayer, then mount the scaffold.

  • 4

    An improved portable scaffold is the subject of the present invention.

  • 5

    In the cart to the scaffold, Giacomo was subjected to continual torture.

  • 6

    Scaffolding emergent writing is in the zone of proximal development.

  • 7

    He died on the scaffold during the Reign of Terror.

  • 8

    As Louis mounted the scaffold he appeared dignified and resigned.

  • 9

    As Louis mounted the scaffold, he appeared dignified and resigned.

  • 10

    His death must be glorious in the field of battle or on the scaffold.