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SCAF'FOLD, noun [The last syllable is the Latin fala.]

1. Among builders, an assemblage or structure of timbers, boards or planks, erected by the wall of a building to support the workmen.

2. A temporary gallery or stage raised either for shows or spectators.

3. A stage or elevated platform for the execution of a criminal.

SCAF'FOLD, verb transitive To furnish with a scaffold; to sustain; to uphold.