SCAF'FOLD, n. [The last syllable is the L. 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, v.t. To furnish with a scaffold; to sustain; to uphold.