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upholstery

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noun up·hol·stery \-st(ə-)rē\

Simple Definition of upholstery

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

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of upholstery

plural upholsteries

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

Examples of upholstery in a sentence

  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


UPHOLSTERY Defined for Kids

upholstery

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noun up·hol·stery \ˌəp-ˈhōl-stə-rē\

Definition of upholstery for Students

plural upholsteries

  1. :  materials used to make a soft covering for a seat





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