Definition of bottle-holding in English:

bottle-holding

noun

  • The action or practice of carrying or holding a bottle; specifically the practice of holding a water bottle for a contestant in a boxing match. Also figurative: the action of supporting a particular person, country, etc., in a dispute or conflict.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Fraser's Magazine for Town and Country. From bottle + holding.

Pronunciation

bottle-holding

/ˈbɒtlˌhəʊldɪŋ/