upholster

verb up·hol·ster \ (ˌ)əp-ˈhōl-stər , (ˌ)ə-ˈpōl- \
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

Definition of upholster

upholstered; upholstering
transitive verb
: to furnish with or as if with upholstery

upholsterer

play \(ˌ)əp-ˈhōl-stər-ər, (ˌ)ə-ˈpōl-\ noun

Examples of upholster in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of upholster

back-formation from upholstery


UPHOLSTER Defined for English Language Learners

upholster

verb

Definition of upholster for English Language Learners

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


UPHOLSTER Defined for Kids

upholster

verb up·hol·ster \ ˌəp-ˈhōl-stər \

Definition of upholster for Students

upholstered; upholstering
: to provide with or as if with upholstery

upholsterer

noun

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