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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Up·hold·er n.
 1. A broker or auctioneer; a tradesman. [Obs.]
 2. An undertaker, or provider for funerals. [Obs.]
    The upholder, rueful harbinger of death.   --Gay.
 3. An upholsterer. [Obs.]
 4. One who, or that which, upholds; a supporter; a defender; a sustainer.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : someone who upholds or maintains; "firm upholders of
          tradition"; "they are sustainers of the idea of
          democracy" [syn: maintainer, sustainer]