upholstery

[ uhp-hohl-stuh-ree, -stree, uh-pohl- ]
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noun,plural up·hol·ster·ies.
  1. the materials used to cushion and cover furniture.

  2. the business of an upholsterer.

Origin of upholstery

1
First recorded in 1640–50; upholster(er) + -y3

Other words from upholstery

  • re·up·hol·ster·y, noun, plural re·up·hol·ster·ies.

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British Dictionary definitions for upholstery

upholstery

/ (ʌpˈhəʊlstərɪ) /


nounplural -steries
  1. the padding, covering, etc, of a piece of furniture

  2. the business, work, or craft of upholstering

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