Meaning of gabbard in English:

gabbard

(also gabbart, gabbert)

Pronunciation /ˈɡabəd/

noun

Scottish
  • 1A type of scaffold in which the upright supports are formed of boards or battens bolted together; frequently in plural.

    Recorded earliest in compounds.

  • 2A steel frame which supports a crane or derrick.

Origin

Early 19th century (in an earlier sense). Origin uncertain, perhaps from a variant of caber, with remodelling of the second syllable after -ard.