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upholstery

[uhp-hohl-stuh-ree, -stree, uh-pohl-] /ʌpˈhoʊl stə ri, -stri, əˈpoʊl-/
noun, plural upholsteries.
1.
the materials used to cushion and cover furniture.
2.
the business of an upholsterer.
Origin of upholstery
1640-1650
1640-50; upholster(er) + -y3
Related forms
reupholstery, noun, plural reupholsteries.
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upholstery

/ʌpˈhəʊlstərɪ/
noun (pl) -steries
1.
the padding, covering, etc, of a piece of furniture
2.
the business, work, or craft of upholstering
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Word Origin and History for upholstery
n.

"upholsterer's work," 1640s; see upholster + -ery.

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