bleach·​er ˈblē-chər How to pronounce bleacher (audio)
: one that bleaches or is used in bleaching
: a usually uncovered stand of tiered planks providing seating for spectators
usually used in plural
bleacherite noun

Examples of bleacher in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web During the performance, McRae showed off some killer dance moves on sports bleachers while leading a squad of fellow dancers. Mitchell Peters, Billboard, 19 Nov. 2023 As Trump spoke, some supporters opted to sit or stand on the field instead of sitting on nearby bleachers. Democrat-Gazette Staff From Wire Reports,, 9 Nov. 2023 Everyone is sitting on the bleachers in the Middle East and in the world. Nbc Universal, NBC News, 12 Nov. 2023 Shusterman warns patients about bare-bones stadium seats or bleachers, which typically are filled with students on game days or during concerts. Laurie Saloman, Verywell Health, 28 Sep. 2023 His next two were towering shots over the left-field bleachers onto Waveland Ave. Kori Rumore, Chicago Tribune, 14 Sep. 2023 In Lincoln, Rhode Island, photos after the storm showed at least one roof damaged and the press box at the high school stadium tipped into the bleachers. Michael Casey and Kathy McCormack, The Christian Science Monitor, 14 Sep. 2023 While that may be a badge of honor on the mound, that grimy peak may not look as good in the bleachers. Maryal Miller Carter, USA TODAY, 30 Aug. 2023 Girls in Campbell’s softball and track-and-field programs allegedly changed in the bleachers by a practice field in open view, holding up jackets to cover each other. Daniel Wu, Washington Post, 30 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1550, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of bleacher was in 1550

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Cite this Entry

“Bleacher.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


bleach·​er ˈblē-chər How to pronounce bleacher (audio)
: a usually open stand of benches arranged like steps for people to watch from (as at a game)
usually used in plural

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