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meanings of bolster


  1. The rolls forming the ends or sides of the Ionic capital.
  2. The metallic end of a pocketknife handle.
  3. A small spacer located on top of the axle of horse-drawn wagons that gives the front wheels enough clearance to turn.
  4. A block of wood on the carriage of a siege gun, upon which the breech of the gun rests when arranged for transportation.
  5. The part of a knife blade that abuts upon the end of the handle.
  6. The perforated plate in a punching machine on which anything rests when being punched.
  7. A large cushion or pillow.
  8. A pad, quilt, or anything used to hinder pressure, support part of the body, or make a bandage sit easy upon a wounded part; a compress.
  9. A beam in the middle of a railway truck, supporting the body of the car.
  10. A short, horizontal structural timber between a post and a beam for enlarging the bearing area of the post and/or reducing the span of the beam.


  1. To brace, reinforce, secure, or support.


  1. A surname‚Äč.

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