- (n.) A long pillow or cushion, used to support the head of a person lying on a bed; -- generally laid under the pillows.
- (n.) 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.
- (n.) Anything arranged to act as a support, as in various forms of mechanism, etc.
- (n.) A cushioned or a piece part of a saddle.
- (n.) 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.
- (n.) Anything used to prevent chafing.
- (n.) 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.
- (n.) A transverse bar above the axle of a wagon, on which the bed or body rests.
- (n.) The crossbeam forming the bearing piece of the body of a railway car; the central and principal cross beam of a car truck.
- (n.) the perforated plate in a punching machine on which anything rests when being punched.
- (n.) That part of a knife blade which abuts upon the end of the handle.
- (n.) The metallic end of a pocketknife handle.
- (n.) The rolls forming the ends or sides of the Ionic capital.
- (n.) A block of wood on the carriage of a siege gun, upon which the breech of the gun rests when arranged for transportation.
- (v. t.) To support with a bolster or pillow.
- (v. t.) To support, hold up, or maintain with difficulty or unusual effort; -- often with up.
Compare bolster with other words:
bolster vs. booster
bolster vs. holster
bolster vs. bolter
boaster vs. bolster
bolster vs. espouse
bolster vs. underpin
bolster vs. enforce
bolster vs. bolsterer
augment vs. bolster
bolster vs. satisfy
bolster vs. strengthen
bolster vs. promote
bolster vs. consolidate
bolster vs. buttress
bolster vs. maintain
bolster vs. sustain
bolster vs. intense
bolster vs. corroborate
bolster vs. reaffirm
bolster vs. fortify
bolster vs. support
bolster vs. secure
bolster vs. reinforce
bolster vs. brace
bolster vs. pillow
bolster vs. cushion
bolster vs. shore
bolster vs. enervate
bolster vs. undermine
bolster vs. reach
bolster vs. boost