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1historical A room or outhouse in which bottles of wine, beer, etc., are stored. Now chiefly historical.
2US rare Chiefly US. A building from which alcoholic drinks are sold in bottles. Compare "barrel-house". Now rare.
3historical A 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.
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Ben Jonson (?1573–1637), poet and playwright. From bottle + house.
bottle house/ˈbɒtl haʊs/
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