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upholstery

upholstery

noun up·hol·stery \-st(ə-)rē\

: the cloth, leather, etc., that covers a couch, chair, etc.

: the process or business of covering pieces of furniture with cloth, leather, etc.

plural up·hol·ster·ies

Full Definition of UPHOLSTERY

:  materials (as fabric, padding, and springs) used to make a soft covering especially for a seat

Examples of UPHOLSTERY

  1. an old chair that needs new upholstery
  2. He learned upholstery from his father.

Origin of UPHOLSTERY

Middle English upholdester upholsterer, from upholden to uphold, from up + holden to hold
First Known Use: 1597

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