- 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.
OTHER WORDS FOR bolster
Origin of bolster
synonym study for bolster
OTHER WORDS FROM bolsterbol·ster·er, nounun·bol·ster, verb (used with object)
How to use bolster in a sentence
Corporations are bolstering profits by underpaying workers at the very bottom.Finally, Home Care Workers Start Fighting Back|Monica Potts|October 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
These are groups that take advantage,” he said, making it clear they are “bolstering the neo-Nazi right.Italy Suddenly Gets Ugly for Jews|Barbie Latza Nadeau|July 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Is it regime change or bolstering a political process in Geneva?Will Arming Syrian Rebels Lead to Disaster?|Bruce Riedel|June 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Both Bachmann and Pawlenty should have to answer for bolstering that respectability.Bachmann and Pawlenty's Ponzi Pal|Michelle Goldberg|April 28, 2011|DAILY BEAST
In the Episcopal church a nurse is bolstering up a wounded officer in the area behind the altar.The Boys of '61|Charles Carleton Coffin.
This, Braceway knew, was why she had advanced him money, bolstering up one mistake with another.The Winning Clue|James Hay, Jr.
She was asking Petrarch to do her an inestimable service by bolstering up her third-rate university.Giovanni Boccaccio, a Biographical Study|Edward Hutton
But the Noelites were far too vitiated in taste to be long content with mere bolstering or harmless games.St. Winifred's|Frederic W. Farrar
"At present she's bolstering up two or three dozen people who are only received on the strength of her name," Oakleigh replied.Lady Lilith|Stephen McKenna