Upholster meaning

ŭp-hōlstər, ə-pōl-
Upholster is defined as to put covering material on furniture.

An example of upholster is to put new fabric on a chair.

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To supply (furniture) with stuffing, springs, cushions, and covering fabric.
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To fit out (furniture, etc.) with covering material, padding, springs, etc.
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Origin of upholster

  • Back-formation from upholsterer

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Back-formation from upholsterer (“tradesman who finishes furniture"), from Middle English upholdester, from upholder (“dealer in small goods"), from upholden (“to repair, uphold"); see also uphold.

    From Wiktionary