from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that upholsters furniture.

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  • n. A craftsman who upholsters furniture.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who provides hangings, coverings, cushions, curtains, and the like; one who upholsters.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who upholsters, or provides and puts in place curtains, carpets, textile coverings for furniture, and the like.
  • n. An upholsterer-bee; a leaf-cutter.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a craftsman who upholsters furniture


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

From obsolete upholster, from Middle English upholdester : upholden, to repair (up, up; see up + holden, to hold; see hold1) + -ster, -ster.


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