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.
Origin and Etymology of upholstery
Middle English upholdester upholsterer, from upholden to uphold, from up + holden to hold
First Known Use: 1597
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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