- a person whose business it is to upholster furniture and, sometimes, to furnish and put in place hangings, curtains, carpets, etc.
Origin of upholsterer
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Examples from the Web for upholsterer
The upholsterer should so fill the pad that the wearer will have difficulty in balancing it.
I should say an upholsterer, or a mill wright, or some trade where his intelligence can help him on.A Final Reckoning
G. A. Henty
The furniture is hired by the fortnight from Fitily, the upholsterer of the demi-monde.The Nabob
The furniture is hired by the fortnight from Fitily, the cocottes' upholsterer.The Nabob, Volume 1 (of 2)
No upholsterer on earth ever manufactured a mattress to equal a bed of heather.Big Game
Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
- a person who upholsters furniture as a profession
C17: from upholster small furniture dealer; see uphold, -ster, -er 1