Definitions for bolsterˈboʊl stər
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a long, often cylindrical cushion or pillow for a bed, sofa, etc.
anything resembling this in form or in use as a support.
any pillow, cushion, or pad.
a horizontal timber on a post for lessening the free span of a beam.
Category: Building Trades
(v.t.)to support with or as if with a bolster.
to add to, support, or uphold:
They bolstered their claim with new evidence.
Origin of bolster:
bef. 1000; ME bolstre, OE bolster; c. MD bolster, OHG bolstar, ON bolstr
bolster, long pillow(verb)
a pillow that is often put across a bed underneath the regular pillows
bolster, bolster up(verb)
support and strengthen
prop up with a pillow or bolster
add padding to
"pad the seat of the chair"
A large cushion or pillow.
To brace, reinforce, secure, or support.
Origin: Akin to Old Norse bólstr ( > Danish bolster), German Polster, polstern.
a long pillow or cushion, used to support the head of a person lying on a bed; -- generally laid under the pillows
a pad, quilt, or anything used to hinder pressure, support any part of the body, or make a bandage sit easy upon a wounded part; a compress
anything arranged to act as a support, as in various forms of mechanism, etc
a cushioned or a piece part of a saddle
a cushioned or a piece of soft wood covered with tarred canvas, placed on the trestletrees and against the mast, for the collars of the shrouds to rest on, to prevent chafing
anything used to prevent chafing
a plate of iron or a mass of wood under the end of a bridge girder, to keep the girder from resting directly on the abutment
a transverse bar above the axle of a wagon, on which the bed or body rests
the crossbeam forming the bearing piece of the body of a railway car; the central and principal cross beam of a car truck
the perforated plate in a punching machine on which anything rests when being punched
that part of a knife blade which abuts upon the end of the handle
the metallic end of a pocketknife handle
the rolls forming the ends or sides of the Ionic capital
a block of wood on the carriage of a siege gun, upon which the breech of the gun rests when arranged for transportation
to support with a bolster or pillow
to support, hold up, or maintain with difficulty or unusual effort; -- often with up
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Translations for bolster
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a long, often round pillow.
- дълга възглавницаBulgarian
- travesseiroPortuguese (BR)
- das PolsterGerman
- κυλινδρικό μαξιλάρι κρεβατιούGreek
- pitkä tyynyFinnish
- כַּר אָרוֹךHebrew
- तकिया, मसनदHindi
- bantal panjangIndonesian
- sessa, púðiIcelandic
- 긴 베개Korean
- velenėlis, pagalvėLithuanian
- pagalvis; polsterisLatvian
- bantal pelukMalay
- lang og rund (pynte)puteNorwegian
- podgłówek, wałekPolish
- dugačak jastukSerbian
- lång underkudde, dynaSwedish
- kanepe yastığıTurkish
- 長枕Chinese (Trad.)
- تکیہ ، گول سرہانہUrdu
- gối ômVietnamese
- 长枕Chinese (Simp.)
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