Upholder Up*hold"er, n. [Up + holder. Cf. {Upholsterer}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A broker or auctioneer; a tradesman. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

2. An undertaker, or provider for funerals. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

The upholder, rueful harbinger of death. --Gay. [1913 Webster]

3. An upholsterer. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

4. One who, or that which, upholds; a supporter; a defender; a sustainer. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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