- Also called bolster plate . a circular casting on the side of a vessel, through which an anchor chain passes.
- a timber used as a temporary support.
- a beam for holding lines or rigging without chafing.
- a bag filled with buoyant material, fitted into a small boat.
- a timber or the like connecting two ribs of a centering.
- a chisel with a blade splayed toward the edge, used for cutting bricks.
verb (used with object)
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Origin of bolster
synonym study for bolster
OTHER WORDS FROM bolsterbol·ster·er, nounun·bol·ster, verb (used with object)un·bol·stered, adjective
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How to use bolster in a sentence
We recommend getting a bed with bolsters, which provide a sense of security and satisfies their natural instinct to dig and burrow.Ergonomic dog beds to keep your pup cozy and comfortable|PopSci Commerce Team|March 2, 2021|Popular Science
To bolster my case I told him we should actually call it Pursuito, like Vertigo or Psycho.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Low-income work was a necessity, either to make up for the absence of a man or to bolster his own low-income paycheck.'Ghostbusters' and the Slow Emancipation of Female-Driven Comedy|Teo Bugbee|August 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Critics also argue the military assistance may be coming too late to bolster mainstream rebels.U.S. on Alert for Al Qaeda Attack as Group Battles ISIS for Top Terrorist|Jamie Dettmer|July 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This will likely get worse as police bolster their web surveillance capabilities.Al-Sisi’s Egypt Is Worse For Gays Than The Muslim Brotherhood|Bel Trew|June 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“This reduces a potential drag to the economy and will bolster growth for the remainder of 2014,” Handler notes.The U.S. Economy Had a Hiccup, Not a Heart Attack, This Year|Daniel Gross|May 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After you have repeated the Correlation, then repeat the two extremes, thus—“Anchor” … “Bolster.”Assimilative Memory|Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
The motive of this harmless ruse was to bolster up Spanish prestige and thereby avoid bloodshed.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
If there is no bolster, two pillows are sometimes laid flat in its place, and two pillows set on edge upon them.
If shams are used they should be spread over the pillows and bolster as smoothly as possible.
If you are preparing the bed for a stranger put the bolster and pillows back on the bed and allow the guest to arrange them later.