bleach·​er | \ ˈblē-chər How to pronounce bleacher (audio) \

Definition of bleacher

1 : one that bleaches or is used in bleaching
2 : a usually uncovered stand of tiered planks providing seating for spectators usually used in plural

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Other Words from bleacher

bleacherite \ ˈblē-​chə-​ˌrīt How to pronounce bleacherite (audio) \ noun

Examples of bleacher in a Sentence

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Fans filled most of the seats, and some sat in lawn chairs beyond the bleachers. Beth Bragg, Anchorage Daily News, "Batter up: Alaska Baseball League opens a new season," 7 June 2019 This was helpful for Manya C., 53, who was sitting in the bleachers across the street from where the first of two bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon in 2013. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "How to Be There for Someone Who Survived a Horrible Trauma," 1 Apr. 2019 Smart gloves are best suited for brief bouts of outdoor typing, not whole afternoons spent on the bleachers watching football while trying to keep up with a group chat. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, "We Tried 50 Texting Gloves. Here are the Best Pairs," 12 Feb. 2019 The hanging out even continued on the bleachers waiting for all the nominees to be called for the photo. Lindsey Bahr, The Seattle Times, "At Oscar nominees luncheon, a pitch for brevity," 5 Feb. 2019 Then, after Randal Grichuk walked, Rowdy Tellez hit an Eovaldi cutter that landed deep in the right field bleachers. Kyle Hightower, The Seattle Times, "Devers’ walk-off hit in 9th lifts Red Sox over Blue Jays 7-6," 11 Apr. 2019 During the walkout, students plan to gather on the bleachers of the school field, where the alleged attack occurred, and stand silently for 15 minutes, a nod to the girl’s age, said Neuhaus, who estimated 100 students will participate. Laura Crimaldi,, "Lincoln-Sudbury students plan protest after suit is filed about sexual assault," 29 Apr. 2018 The video from wrestling news site Pro Wrestling Sheet captured the actor sitting in the bleachers. Katina Beniaris, Woman's Day, "Luke Perry's 21-Year-Old Son Is Now a Professional Wrestler," 28 Feb. 2019 Now there was not enough money for gas to travel to a screening in Bismarck, and not enough food for everyone’s dinner—and Phillips, for once visibly drained, sat in the bleachers and let his head rest in his hands. Rebecca Bengal, Vogue, "The Power of Nathan Phillips’s Song," 21 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of bleacher

1550, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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bleach·​er | \ ˈblē-chər How to pronounce bleacher (audio) \

Kids Definition of bleacher

: one of a set of open seats arranged like steps for people to sit on while watching a game or performance usually used in pl.

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