bleach·​er | \ˈblē-chər \

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 \ noun

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The makeover also will include new bleachers and a general redesign of the space so that concessions and bathrooms will be pushed more to the periphery, thus improving traffic flow. Charles Passy, WSJ, "SummerStage in Central Park to Get a $5 Million Tune-Up," 26 Sep. 2018 Cramming onto metal bleachers with no back-support isn't exactly comfortable during a five-game-long tournament, either. Lindsey Murray, Good Housekeeping, "This 9-Person Folding Bench Will Be Every Soccer Family's BFF Come Game Day," 20 Aug. 2018 Kids still played there occasionally, but there were unattached wooden boards littering the bleachers and random furniture scattered throughout the place. Kyle Neddenriep, Indianapolis Star, "An Indiana gym gem: Restoration of Pleasantville gym a pleasant surprise," 12 July 2018 There is limited bleacher and bench seating, so visitors are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs or a picnic blanket. Courant Community, "Community News For The Colchester Edition," 10 July 2018 On Sunday afternoon at Gaelic Park, a large crowd had gathered in the bleachers and pavilion by the time the senior teams – the more skilled players – took the field for the fourth football game of the day. Susan Demar Lafferty, Daily Southtown, "'Five times faster than soccer': Irish football draws fans of Old World sport to Oak Forest," 9 July 2018 Hussey Seating partnered with the district to save more than $12,000 by allowing the district's buildings and grounds team to remove the existing bleachers. Alec Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "New $65,000 bleachers at Homestead will include premium seats with cup holders and personalized name plates," 10 July 2018 Another $20,000 will be spent putting bleachers at the softball field on a concrete base and $20,000 will be spent on a robotics room and makers space, according to Fuhrer. Steve Sadin,, "Smoothie and coffee bar, upgraded HVAC system will greet Deerfield H.S. students this fall," 9 July 2018 A few hundred supporters, paying about a dollar a ticket, filled the uncovered concrete bleachers along one side of the field. James Montague, New York Times, "Leading Serbia at World Cup, Nemanja Matic Has One Foot Rooted at Home," 22 June 2018

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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 \

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: 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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