Definition of upholster verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

upholster

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ʌpˈhəʊlstə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ʌpˈhoʊlstər//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they upholster
BrE BrE//ʌpˈhəʊlstə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ʌpˈhoʊlstər//
 
he / she / it upholsters
BrE BrE//ʌpˈhəʊlstəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ʌpˈhoʊlstərz//
 
past simple upholstered
BrE BrE//ʌpˈhəʊlstəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ʌpˈhoʊlstərd//
 
past participle upholstered
BrE BrE//ʌpˈhəʊlstəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ʌpˈhoʊlstərd//
 
-ing form upholstering
BrE BrE//ʌpˈhəʊlstərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ʌpˈhoʊlstərɪŋ//
 
 
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[usually passive] upholster something (in something) to cover a chair, etc. with soft material (= padding) and cloth Word Origin mid 19th cent.: back-formation from upholsterer.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: upholster