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To brace, reinforce, secure, or support
A large cushion or pillow
to support, as something wrong
{n} a large pillow, long cushion, pad, quilt
{v} to pad, support, prop, hold up
a block-like wood, metal, or concrete member that supports a bearing on top of a pier cap or abutment bridge seat It adjusts bearing heights (thus avoiding bridge-seat construction to the crown of the roadway), provides an area that may be ground to a precise elevation, or raises a bearing above moisture and debris that may collect on the bridge seat See also bridge pad
a pillow that is often put across a bed underneath the regular pillows support and strengthen; "bolster morale" prop up with a pillow or bolster
The rolls forming the ends or sides of the Ionic capital
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 long cylindrical stuffed pillow or cushion; can be wedge-shaped or rectangular
A short horizontal timber or steel beam on top of a column to support and decrease the span of beams or girders
support and strengthen; "bolster morale"
A block of wood on the carriage of a siege gun, upon which the breech of the gun rests when arranged for transportation
a pillow that is often put across a bed underneath the regular pillows support and strengthen; "bolster morale"
A bolster is a firm pillow shaped like a long tube which is sometimes put across a bed under the ordinary pillows. a long firm pillow, usually shaped like a tube
to hold up or strengthen
add padding to; "pad the seat of the chair"
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 used to prevent chafing
the perforated plate in a punching machine on which anything rests when being punched
{i} long ornamental pillow for a bed or sofa, cushion
A cushioned or a piece part of a saddle
A long and usually cylindrical stuffed pillow or cushion Also an oversized backrest or pillow which can be rectangular or wedge-shaped
prop up with a pillow or bolster
A long pillow or cushion, used to support the head of a person lying on a bed; generally laid under the pillows
An erection of two uprights and a crossbar fitted to open lorries to enable long loads to be carried, projecting, if necessary above the cab
A blocking chisel for masonry work A broad-edged chisel made in a number of sizes,shapes, and weights
a long pillow or cushion which forms an integral part of a chair, sofa or bed
{f} support, strengthen, reinforce
That part of a knife blade which abuts upon the end of the handle
To support, hold up, or maintain with difficulty or unusual effort; often with up
The crosswise member of the frame of a railroad car at the truck (body bolster) or the crosswise piece at the center of a truck (truck bolster)
A broad based steel brick layer's chisel with a blade about 110 mm wide
a transverse baulk of timber or steel to support long loads, such as timber, rail or metal products Usually found on single, twin or more recently bogie wagons Bolsters could be either fixed or swivelling See Caledonian Dgm 109, North Eastern Dgms D1, D2 & D3 for examples
The metallic end of a pocketknife handle
the crosswise members of a car or locomotive floor frame
If someone tries to bolster their position in a situation, they try to strengthen it. Britain is free to adopt policies to bolster its economy. = boost Bolster up means the same as bolster. an aid programme to bolster up their troubled economy
A transverse bar above the axle of a wagon, on which the bed or body rests
To support with a bolster or pillow
The crossbeam forming the bearing piece of the body of a railway car; the central and principal cross beam of a car truck
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 arranged to act as a support, as in various forms of mechanism, etc
a long pillow or cushion which forms an integral part of a chair, soft or bed
a pillow that is often put across a bed underneath the regular pillows
If you bolster something such as someone's confidence or courage, you increase it. Hopes of an early cut in interest rates bolstered confidence. = boost
bolster an infrastructure
reinforce a foundation, strengthen a basic framework
bolster up
support and strengthen; "bolster morale"
bolster up
see bolster 2
{a} supported or held up by a bolster
Swelled out
Supported; upheld
past of bolster
{i} supporter, helper, one who bolsters
A supporter
present participle of bolster
third-person singular of bolster
plural of bolster