Definition of bottle house in English:

bottle house

noun

  • 1A room or outhouse in which bottles of wine, beer, etc., are stored. Now chiefly historical.

  • 2Chiefly US. A building from which alcoholic drinks are sold in bottles. Compare "barrel-house". Now rare.

  • 3A building or factory in which bottle-glass is produced and used in the manufacture of bottles, jars, etc. Now historical.

  • 4A house constructed using bottles.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Ben Jonson (?1573–1637), poet and playwright. From bottle + house.

Pronunciation

bottle house

/ˈbɒtl haʊs/