noun(also bolster pillow)
- 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.
- 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.
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- 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.
- 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.
Words that rhyme with bolsterholster, pollster, soulster, upholster
Entry from British & World English dictionary
- ‘I began to knock the wooden fascia off using a bolster and hammer,’ said Mr Sparkes.
- If you must cut a brick to an exact line, use the bolster.
- Tap the bolster firmly with a club hammer to achieve the desired effect.
Early 20th century: of unknown origin.
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