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1A brush, substance, or solution used to clean bottles.
2A person who cleans bottles as part of his or her job.
3A machine for cleaning bottles.
Late 18th century; earliest use found in James Woodforde (1740–1803), diarist and Church of England clergyman. From bottle + cleaner.
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