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1Coal Mining historical
Coal Mining. A person who works at the pit bottom. Compare pit-bottomer Now chiefly historical.
2A person who makes or fits the bottom for something, especially a chair.
Early 18th century; earliest use found in Thomas Parkyns (1664–1741), writer on wrestling. Probably partly from bottom + -er.
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