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upholstery

noun [U] uk   /ʌpˈhəʊl.stər.i/  us   /-ˈhoʊl.stɚ-/
the cloth used for covering a seat and/or the substance used for filling it: an old sofa with faded green upholstery the activity of upholstering objects
Translations of “upholstery”
in Chinese (Traditional) 坐椅面料, 坐椅填充料, 裝飾坐椅…
in Russian обивка…
in Turkish döşemelik kumaş, döşeme malzemesi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 坐椅面料, 坐椅填充料, 装饰坐椅…
in Polish obicie, tapicerka…
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