Bottleholder
Bottleholder Bot"tle*hold`er, n. 1. One who attends a pugilist in a prize fight; -- so called from the bottle of water of which he has charge. [1913 Webster]

2. One who assists or supports another in a contest; an abettor; a backer. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

Lord Palmerston considered himself the bottleholder of oppressed states. --The London Times. [1913 Webster]


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  • bottleholder — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun 1. : a rack or other device for holding bottles 2. [so called from the custom of having water held in readiness for boxers by their seconds] : one that assists or supports another : second …   Useful english dictionary

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