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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ An early start is being made, in fact scaffolding is going up already.
▪ Each step you take provides scaffolding which will enable you to build the essay a little further.
▪ Forays had been made at night; scaffolding had been torn down and a few workers employed in building Carewscourt had been killed.
▪ If necessary climb the scaffolding yourself to get the lights right.
▪ Refurbished on a budget of £20, the shop is kitted out with old tyres, corrugated iron and scaffolding.
▪ Scaffold stolen: Aluminium scaffolding worth more than £1,000 has been stolen from outside Evenwood Community Centre.
▪ The scaffolding, explains Miss Edwards in her book, was improvised from spars and oars.
▪ You can see the scaffolding and the temporary roof well enough I should hope.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Scaffolding \Scaf"fold*ing\, n.

  1. A scaffold; a supporting framework; as, the scaffolding of the body.

  2. Materials for building scaffolds.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"temporary support," mid-14c.; see scaffold.


n. A temporary modular system of tubes forming a framework used to support people and material in the construction or repair of buildings and other large structures.


n. a system of scaffolds [syn: staging]


Scaffolding, also called scaffold or staging, is a temporary structure used to support a work crew and materials to aid in the construction, maintenance and repair of buildings, bridges and all other man made structures. Scaffolding is also used in adapted forms for formwork and shoring, grandstand seating, concert stages, access/viewing towers, exhibition stands, ski ramps, half pipes and art projects.

There are four main types of scaffolding used worldwide today. These are Tube and Coupler (fitting) components, prefabricated modular system scaffold components, H-frame / facade modular system scaffolds, and timber scaffolds. Each type is made from several components which often include:

  • A base jack or plate which is a load bearing base for the scaffold.
  • The standard which is the upright component with connector joins.
  • The ledger (horizontal brace).
  • The transom which is a horizontal cross section load bearing component which holds the batten, board or decking unit.
  • Brace diagonal and/or cross section bracing component.
  • Batten or board decking component used to make the working platform.
  • Coupler a fitting used to join components together.
  • Scaffold tie used to tie in the scaffold to structures.
  • Brackets used to extend the width of working platforms.

Specialized components used to aid in their use as a temporary structure often include heavy duty load bearing transoms, ladders or stairway units for the ingress and egress of the scaffold, beams ladder/unit types used to span obstacles and rubbish chutes used to remove unwanted materials from the scaffold or construction project.

Scaffolding (bioinformatics)

Scaffolding is a technique used in bioinformatics. It is defined as follows:

Link together a non-contiguous series of genomic sequences into a scaffold, consisting of sequences separated by gaps of known length. The sequences that are linked are typically contiguous sequences corresponding to read overlaps.

Usage examples of "scaffolding".

There was a semblance of order, with decks, a sterncastle, and a single small mast, but the whole thing was cloaked in jury-rigged scaffolding that obscured details.

Such elements lay there behind a substantial barrier of conventional stage machinery and elocutionary scaffolding.

Michael Angelo did not content himself with knowing only the main features of architecture, but wished also to know about everything that could be useful in any way in that profession, such as ties, platforms, scaffolding, and such like, he knew as much of these things as those who profess nothing else, which was exemplified in the time of Julius II.

I imparted to it the will to rise from its scaffolding as I had seen Fal Sivas cause it to do and then to settle down again in its place.

Whether or not Fal Sivas had entered the room before the ship came to rest again upon its scaffolding, I did not know.

The tower of spiderweb scaffoldings and elevator banks was like an exoskeleton within which were arranged like boxes of chocolates, premade apartments of different sizes into which people moved as their economic status evolved.

At present they were just shells of peripheral bamboo scaffoldings soaring skyward, hundreds of Chinese laborers swarming them.

It was cupped in bamboo scaffoldings, in the beginnings of gardens, and in the thin marsh of the valley basin.

On the right side of the open space were some narrow scaffoldings, made of wood and so lofty that they could be seen over the top of the wall.

These scaffoldings are not always kept at that place, but they are specially made for these feasts.

The captains who had their stations inside the city, since the soldiers could not be drawn up on the flat roofs of the houses, put up scaffoldings across the mouths of the streets to hold the troops, in such a way that all were full, both outside and in.

Had he made use of the ladders and scaffoldings of the slaters to get from roof to roof, from enclosure to enclosure, from compartment to compartment, to the buildings of the Charlemagne court, then to the buildings of the Saint-Louis court, to the outer wall, and thence to the hut on the Rue du Roi-de-Sicile?

Did he use the ladders and the scaffoldings of the slaters to get from roof to roof, from inclosure to inclosure, from compartment to compartment, to the buildings of the Charlemagne court, then the buildings of the Cour Saint Louis, the encircling wall, and from thence to the ruin on the Rue du Roi de Sicile?

The old weapons storage chambers were littered with equipment, and scaffoldings had been set up along the sixty-meter inboard bulkhead, but there was no one to put them to use.

Young Joanne herself walked the vast avenues of Ghezirah, the island city which lies at the centre of all the Ten Thousand and One Worlds, but which grows in much the same way as Pavo’s crystal scaffoldings but on an inconceivable scale.