Etymology
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upholstery (n.)

"upholsterer's work, furniture covered with textile materials, interior fittings made from textiles," 1640s; see upholster + -y (4).

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Definitions of upholstery

upholstery (n.)
covering (padding and springs and webbing and fabric) on a piece of furniture;
upholstery (n.)
the craft of upholstering;
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