Definition of upholsterer in English:


Line breaks: up¦hol|ster¦er
Pronunciation: /ʌpˈhəʊlst(ə)rə
, -ˈhɒl-/


  • A person who upholsters furniture, especially professionally.
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    • 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.

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