Definition of scaffold:
- 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.
- An accumulation of adherent, partly fused material forming a shelf, or dome- shaped obstruction, above the tuyeres in a blast furnace.
- Specifically, a stage or elevated platform for the execution of a criminal; as, to die on the scaffold.
- To furnish or uphold with a scaffold.
building, joist, gantry, stanchion, frame, execute, buttress, behead, rafter, death row, platform, structure, the chair, death warrant, hold, crucifixion, platform, the death penalty, death sentence, stage, sustain, hold up, machine, scaffolding, capital punishment, stage, foundation, support, framework.
punishment device (part of speech: noun)
- solitary confinement,
- bull whip,
- electric chair,
- whipping post,
- birch rod,
- torture chamber,
- gas chamber,
- "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
- "The Scottish Chiefs", Jane Porter.
- "The Northern Iron 1907", George A. Birmingham.