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bolster

a cold chisel having a broad blade splayed towards the cutting edge, used for cutting stone slabs, etc

Bolster

A horizontal piece of timber that caps a column, pillar, or post to provide a greater bearing area to support a load from above; often has a carved profile or ornamental detail.

bolster

[′bōl·stər]
(engineering)
A plate for maintaining a fixed space between stacked heat exchangers or heat-exchanger shells.
(metallurgy)
A block of steel to which drop-forging dies are attached.

bolster

bolster, 4
1. A short horizontal timber or steel member placed on top of a column to support and decrease the span of beams or girders
2. One of the rolls forming the sides of an Ionic
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The Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Gambia, Neneh Macdouall-Gaye, also signed a Memorandum of Understanding on bilateral cooperation between the ministries of foreign affairs of the two countries, in order for consultations and exchange of information on bilateral, regional and international issues of mutual interest contribute in bolstering understanding between the two countries.
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