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

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from bleacher

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

Examples of bleacher in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Perched high above the bleachers in center field, the scoreboard sits for all to see. Adeline Chen, CNN, "Scorekeeper secrets: How Wrigley Field's historic scoreboard has seen it all," 27 Dec. 2019 General-seating $3 bleacher seats are available in five strategic viewing areas in advance or at the information trailer during the festival weekend. Jennifer Rude Klett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Watch goats marching and people in toilet bowls in these unique Wisconsin parades," 27 Nov. 2019 After the Astros tied the score in the ninth against Chicago closer Bobby Jenks, Scott Podsednik hit a one-out homer off Houston closer Brad Lidge into the bleachers in right-center field to win the game. Paul Montella, San Diego Union-Tribune, "This Date in Baseball," 20 Oct. 2019 Paul DeJong steps up and hits the first pitch into the bleachers to give the Cardinals the lead. Paul Sullivan,, "How the Cubs blew a playoff spot in 8 simple steps — from the ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ curse to the end of the dream," 26 Sep. 2019 Judge sent a no-doubt solo drive into the elevated bleachers in right-center in the first. Mike Fitzpatrick,, "Yankees cap series sweep against Red Sox," 5 Aug. 2019 Pinch-hitter Jesus Aguilar drove a sixth-inning homer deep into the bleachers against Derek Holland, who was pitching for the first time in eight days, restoring a two-run lead at 5-3. Henry Schulman,, "Giants fail to complete sweep of Brewers in finale of winning homestand," 16 June 2019 Facing an 0-1 count in the top of the first against the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday, Stanton ripped a pitch from J.A. Happ into the bleachers in right-center field to give the Yankees a 2-0 lead. Jordan Mcpherson, miamiherald, "Guess what Giancarlo Stanton did in his first at-bat with the New York Yankees ... Yup | Miami Herald," 29 Mar. 2018 No cutouts of his crazy batting stance with the bat coiled toward the center-field bleachers and the fingers creeping dangerously toward the barrel., "Next up is the “Oktoberfest”, a Marzen type (traditional brewed in March) German beer. Youkilis only takes one sip of each beer.," 16 Dec. 2019

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'bleacher.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of bleacher

1550, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about bleacher

Time Traveler for bleacher

Time Traveler

The first known use of bleacher was in 1550

See more words from the same year

Statistics for bleacher

Last Updated

24 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Bleacher.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 27 January 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for bleacher


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.

More from Merriam-Webster on bleacher

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with bleacher

Nglish: Translation of bleacher for Spanish Speakers

Comments on bleacher

What made you want to look up bleacher? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


one that suddenly gains wealth or power

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Intact Latin Quiz

  • roman tablet
  • What did focus mean in Latin?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!