upholster

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Etymology[edit]

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.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /əˈpɒl.stə(ɹ)/, /əˈpɐl.stə(ɹ)/

Verb[edit]

upholster (third-person singular simple present upholsters, present participle upholstering, simple past and past participle upholstered)

  1. To fit padding, stuffing, springs, webbing and fabric covering to furniture.

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