What does Bottleholder mean?

Bottleholder meaning in General Dictionary

a person who attends a pugilist in a prize fight so-called through the container of liquid which he has got charge

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  • person who attends a pugilist in a prize battle; -- therefore known as from the bottle of water which he's fee.
  • one that assists or supports another in a contest; an abettor; a backer.

Bottleholder meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) Person who attends a pugilist in a prize fight; -- so named from the bottle of liquid that he's cost.

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  • (letter.) Person who helps or aids another in a contest; an abettor; a backer.