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upholster

[uhp-hohl-ster, uh-pohl-] /ʌpˈhoʊl stər, əˈpoʊl-/
verb (used with object)
1.
to provide (chairs, sofas, etc.) with coverings, cushions, stuffing, springs, etc.
2.
to furnish (an interior) with hangings, curtains, carpets, or the like.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55, Americanism; back formation from upholsterer
Related forms
reupholster, verb (used with object)
unupholstered, adjective
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Examples for upholster
  • All fabrics will be purchased by the vendor to be used to upholster the fabric.
  • Mend shoes, re-upholster furniture and patch clothing.
  • He will turn out all kinds of upholster ing in new, repair and finishing work.
British Dictionary definitions for upholster

upholster

/ʌpˈhəʊlstə/
verb
1.
(transitive) to fit (chairs, sofas, etc) with padding, springs, webbing, and covering
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Word Origin and History for upholster
upholster
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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