noun(also bolster pillow)
- 1A long, thick pillow that is placed under other pillows for support.More example sentences
- Sessions were kept short or broken for comfort breaks so that she could be re-positioned with supporting pillows and bolsters.
- Aside from formula, Nadiyah's parents have taken all her favorite items with them, including a pillow and a bolster, to help make the pilgrimage a rewarding experience for her.
- They normally sat cross-legged on the floor, preferably on a carpet with bolsters or pillows.
- 1.1A part of a vehicle or tool providing structural support.More example sentences
- The modified double-ground blade and angular bolsters flow into a handle that fits the palm like a glove.
- These screwdrivers had a forged one-piece tempered blade including a bolster and special wings on two sides.
- The bolsters, handle. pivot pin and release mechanism all presented unique technical challenges.
verb[with object] Back to top
- 1Support or strengthen; prop up: the fall in interest rates is starting to bolster confidence he wished to bolster up his theories with hard dataMore example sentences
- If stress becomes apparent to the coach, he should attempt to bolster confidence with moral support.
- While working to bolster this great strength, she also took its perceived weaknesses in hand.
- To bolster their market strength today, producers must have the ability to do more than negotiate with the local canner or grocery store.
- 1.1Provide (a seat) with padded support: (as adjective bolstered) I snuggled down into the heavily bolstered seatMore example sentences
- The seats are well bolstered and leather trim is also available.
Old English (in the sense 'long, thick pillow'), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch bolster and German Polster.