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Definition of bolster
noun (also bolster pillow)
a long, thick pillow that is placed under other pillows for support. a part of a vehicle or tool providing structural support. Building a short timber cap over a post designed to increase the bearing of the beams it supports.
verb [with object]
support or strengthen; prop up:the fall in interest rates is starting to bolster confidence he wished to bolster up his theories with hard data provide (a seat) with padded support: (as adjective bolstered)I snuggled down into the heavily bolstered seat