Underpin vs Bolster - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between underpin and bolster
is that underpin
is to support from below with props or masonry while bolster
is to brace, reinforce, secure, or support.
As a noun bolster is
a large cushion or pillow.
To support from below with props or masonry.
(figuratively) To give support to; to corroborate.
- You should underpin the mine roof to prevent further collapse.
- Public confidence in politicians must underpin our democracy.
A large cushion or pillow.
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.
* John Gay
- And here I'll fling the pillow, there the bolster , / This way the coverlet, another way the sheets.
A small spacer located on top of the axle of horse-drawn wagons which give the front wheels enough clearance to turn.
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. Sometimes also called a pillow or cross-head (Australian English).
The perforated plate in a punching machine on which anything rests when being punched.
The part of a knife blade that abuts upon the end of the handle.
The metallic end of a pocketknife handle.
(label) The rolls forming the ends or sides of the Ionic capital.
- This arm shall be a bolster for thy head.
A block of wood on the carriage of a siege gun, upon which the breech of the gun rests when arranged for transportation.
* Dutch wife
To brace, reinforce, secure, or support.