• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Bottle-holder one who attends upon a boxer at a prize-fight, a backer or supporter generally
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. bouteille, dim. of botte, a vessel for liquids—Low L. butis, a vessel.


In literature:

Julian Fleming was present as referee and bottle-holder.
"Tales of Trail and Town" by Bret Harte
Mr. Greeley was willing to play bottle-holder to Mr. Seward, Mr. Prentice to Mr. Clay.
"Marse Henry, Complete" by Henry Watterson
Sir James Stuart stood bottle-holder on this occasion.
"The Journal of Sir Walter Scott" by Walter Scott
If my fighting Judge Douglas would not prove anything, it would certainly prove nothing for me to fight his bottle-holder.
"Our American Holidays: Lincoln's Birthday" by Various
You bottle-holders stay in your corners till the count's over.
"Shorty McCabe" by Sewell Ford
They've got the bottle-neck holder, the tin-can lantern, and all the rest.
"Girl Scouts in the Adirondacks" by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
The Imperial mediator and bottle-holder to slavocracy belies not his bloody origin and his bloody appetites.
"Diary from November 12, 1862, to October 18, 1863" by Adam Gurowski
You are alarmed; you think the bottle-holder is in a rage, and you tremble for the consequences.
"Here and There in London" by J. Ewing Ritchie
A spirited drawing in Indian ink of two Deaths as pugilists with their bottle-holders.
"The Dance of Death" by Francis Douce
Come and be bottle-holder.
"Mohawks, Volume 1 of 3" by Mary Elizabeth Braddon

In news:

Long, baggy pants can catch on exercise machines like stationary bikes, where the hem can get stuck on the pedals or the water bottle holder.
The record-holder, according to Guinness: A bottle of 64-year-old Macallan whisky in a Lalique Cire Perdue decanter.
Rather than sending all your plastic bottles to the recycling plant, reuse them as funnels, pencil holders, and more.