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upholster

verb up·hol·ster \(ˌ)əp-ˈhōl-stər, (ˌ)ə-ˈpōl-\

: to put a covering of cloth, leather, etc., on (a piece of furniture, such as a couch or chair)

up·hol·steredup·hol·ster·ing\-st(ə-)riŋ\

Full Definition of UPHOLSTER

transitive verb
:  to furnish with or as if with upholstery
up·hol·ster·er \-stər-ər\ noun

Examples of UPHOLSTER

  1. The couch was upholstered with a bright, floral fabric.

Origin of UPHOLSTER

back-formation from upholstery
First Known Use: 1849

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