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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.

Full Definition of upholstery

plural up·hol·ster·ies

  1. :  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


UPHOLSTERY Defined for Kids

upholstery

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noun up·hol·stery \ˌəp-ˈhōl-stə-rē\

Definition of upholstery

plural up·hol·ster·ies

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





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