Definition of upholsterer in English:

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Pronunciation: /ʌpˈhəʊlst(ə)rə/
Pronunciation: /ʌpˈhɒlst(ə)rə/


A person who upholsters furniture, especially professionally.
Example sentences
  • Lala's father is a furniture upholsterer who moves his family from Mexico City to Chicago and then to San Antonio in search of a better life.
  • Nan's eye for hidden treasure extends to furniture; she dug two armchairs out of an upholsterer's basement.
  • The firm employed approximately one hundred specialized workers including gilders, carpenters, upholsterers, repairmen, and glaziers.


Early 17th century: from the obsolete noun upholster (from uphold in the obsolete sense 'keep in repair') + -ster.

Words that rhyme with upholsterer


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