Definition of upholstery
: materials (such as fabric, padding, and springs) used to make a soft covering especially for a seat
Examples of upholstery in a Sentence
an old chair that needs new upholstery
He learned upholstery from his father.
Recent Examples of upholstery from the Web
After about a year of restoration, Alviani has it back in first-class shape -- new paint, upholstery, air conditioning, sound system and all the parts back in the right places.
Anyone seeking leather upholstery, a factory navigation system, other interior colors, or the safety features in the Honda Sensing system offered in other Civics is just plain out of luck.
The latest inspiration for a cool-looking sneaker: Scandinavian fabric and upholstery.
Besides the leather upholstery, interior features of the Denali include navigation with an eight-inch color touch screen, heated and ventilated front seats, heated steering wheel with Denali logo and a power tilt/telescopic steering column.
The standard upholstery is a sporty and comfortable Leatherette, which is also the covering on the optional Sport Package’s sports bucket seats with enhanced side support (Boston leather can be selected for this package).
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Origin and Etymology of upholstery
Middle English upholdester upholsterer, from upholden to uphold, from up + holden to hold
First Known Use: 1597See Words from the same year
UPHOLSTERY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of upholstery for English Language Learners
: the cloth, leather, etc., that covers a couch, chair, etc.
: the process or business of covering pieces of furniture with cloth, leather, etc.
UPHOLSTERY Defined for Kids
Definition of upholstery for Students
: materials used to make a soft covering for a seat
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