bottleholder definition

  • noun:
    • person who attends a pugilist in a prizefight.
    • person who helps or supports another in a contest; a backer.
    • person who attends a pugilist in a prize battle; -- so named from the container of water of which he has got cost.
    • person who assists or aids another in a contest; an abettor; a backer.
    • A glassmaker's device for keeping the human body of a bottle while forming the neck.
    • A rack for keeping containers.
    • one that waits upon another in a prize-fight, administering refreshment, etc.; therefore, a backer; a second; a supporter, encourager, or agent in a conflict or test of any sort.

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