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English definition of “upright”

upright

noun [C]     /ˈʌp.raɪt/
a vertical part of something that supports other parts: Firmly secure the two uprights to opposite walls in the alcove and then slot the shelves in between them.Physical supports and supportingArches, columns and beams UK informal for goalpostFootball/soccerGeneral terms used in ball sportsSurfaces on which sports take place (also upright piano) a piano in which the strings are vertical → Compare grand pianoKeyboard instruments
(Definition of upright noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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