up·hol·ster (ŭp-hōlstər, ə-pōl-)
tr.v. up·hol·stered, up·hol·ster·ing, up·hol·sters
To supply (furniture) with stuffing, springs, cushions, and covering fabric.
[Back-formation from UPHOLSTERER.]
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