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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 scaf·fold /ˈskæfəld ||ˌfold/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Scaf·fold n.
 1. A temporary structure of timber, boards, etc., for various purposes, as for supporting workmen and materials in building, for exhibiting a spectacle upon, for holding the spectators at a show, etc.
 Pardon, gentles all,
 The flat, unraised spirits that have dared
 On this unworthy scaffold to bring forth
 So great an object.   --Shak.
 2. Specifically, a stage or elevated platform for the execution of a criminal; as, to die on the scaffold.
    That a scaffold of execution should grow a scaffold of coronation.   --Sir P. Sidney.
 3. Metal. An accumulation of adherent, partly fused material forming a shelf, or dome-shaped obstruction, above the tuyères in a blast furnace.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Scaf·fold, v. t. To furnish or uphold with a scaffold.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a platform from which criminals are executed (hanged or
      2: a temporary arrangement erected around a building for
         convenience of workers
      v : provide with a scaffold for support; "scaffold the building
          before painting it"