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Definition of "scaffolding" [scaf•fold•ing]

  • A scaffold or system of scaffolds. (noun)
  • Materials used for constructing scaffolds. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "scaffolding" in a sentence
  • "Old Yankee Stadium, at left, is shrouded in scaffolding and left silent while the the new Yankee Stadium, right, is basking in the late afternoon sun on the right and helping to play host to the 2009 World Series."
  • "Usually some part of college is swathed in scaffolding, or blocked off."
  • "Peter Gray, a psychologist at Boston College, points out that older kids are uniquely able to provide support -- often referred to as "scaffolding" -- for younger kids in mixed-age play."