verb (used with object)
Origin of upholster
Examples from the Web for upholstered
Second class featured the same basic seating arrangement as third class, but with upholstered seating.
The stove is on Krakau's side, but by way of compensation Helms has an upholstered arm chair with a tall back.Fifty Contemporary One-Act Plays|Various
Already the lights were being extinguished and the ushers spreading druggeting over the upholstered seats.McTeague|Frank Norris
I leaned back in the upholstered seat, fairly quivering with excitement.The Case of Jennie Brice|Mary Roberts Rinehart
British Dictionary definitions for upholstered
Word Origin and History for upholstered
1853, back-formation from upholsterer "tradesman who finishes or repairs articles of furniture" (1610s), from upholdester (early 15c.), formed with a diminutive (originally fem.) suffix, from obsolete Middle English noun upholder "dealer in small goods" (early 14c.), from upholden "to repair, uphold, keep from falling or sinking" (in this case, by stuffing); see uphold.