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A cylindrical cushion used to fill the space that would've been taken by another human being.
Virgin 1: "Get laid last night?"
Virgin 2: "No..I just hugged my bolster instead"
Virgin 1: "Same.."
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1. a long, often cylindrical, cushion or pillow for a bed, sofa, etc.
2. anything resembling this in form or in use as a support.
3. any pillow, cushion, or pad.
4. Nautical. a. Also called bolster plate. a circular casting on the side of a vessel, through which an anchor chain passes.
b. a timber used as a temporary support.
c. a beam for holding lines or rigging without chafing.
d. a bag filled with buoyant material, fitted into a small boat.

5. Metalworking. an anvillike support for the lower die of a drop forge.
6. Masonry. a. a timber or the like connecting two ribs of a centering.
b. a chisel with a blade splayed toward the edge, used for cutting bricks.

7. Carpentry. a horizontal timber on a post for lessening the free span of a beam.
8. a structural member on which one end of a bridge truss rests.
–verb (used with object) 9. to support with or as with a pillow or cushion.
10. to add to, support, or uphold (sometimes fol. by up): They bolstered their morale by singing. He bolstered up his claim with new evidence.
My arms are bolster for my wifes head.

Shoddy inventions designed to bolster up a factitious pride.
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