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.