Definition Of scaffolding


a temporary structure on the outside of a building, made usually of wooden planks and metal poles, used by workers while building, repairing, or cleaning the building.

The court was told Francis claimed he had seen a couple of people with machetes or metal scaffolding poles.

attach scaffolding to (a building).

the soot-black scaffolded structures

Example Of scaffolding

  • scaffolding poles

  • A 19-year-old man has died after falling from a roof on to scaffolding at a building site in Colchester.

  • A scaffolding pole came crashing in through the rear window, spearing between Caroline and Astor and exiting through the windscreen.

  • a truck carrying scaffolding

  • A worker was seriously injured on Friday after falling 30 ft from scaffolding outside a house in Melksham.

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