[uhp-hohl-ster, uh-pohl-]
verb (used with object)
to provide (chairs, sofas, etc.) with coverings, cushions, stuffing, springs, etc.
to furnish (an interior) with hangings, curtains, carpets, or the like.

1850–55, Americanism; back formation from upholsterer

reupholster, verb (used with object)
unupholstered, adjective
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upholster (ʌpˈhəʊlstə)
(tr) to fit (chairs, sofas, etc) with padding, springs, webbing, and covering

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Main Entry:  reupholster
Part of Speech:  v
Definition:  to redo the stuffing, springs, cushions, and covering fabric for a piece of furniture
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Word Origin & History

1853, back-formation from upholsterer "tradesman who finishes or repairs articles of furniture" (1613), from upholdester (1411), formed with a dim. (originally fem.) suffix, from obsolete M.E. noun upholder "dealer in small goods" (1333), from upholden "to repair, uphold, keep from falling or sinking"
(in this case, by stuffing); see uphold. Upholstery is attested from 1649.
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Example sentences
Rebuild and recondition the hydraulic and mechanical mechanisms of barbershop chairs and reupholster.
Also, repair and reupholster barbershop waiting room chairs.
At that time you will be informed of the amount of fabric needed to reupholster your furniture.
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