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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But at 15-years-old, Gaga made her early screen debut as a background actor in the hit series, starring as a high schooler smoking on the bleachers. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "7 Times Lady Gaga Proved She Could Act Before A Star Is Born," 23 Jan. 2019 The 85-minute performance recalls the processions in Mr. Kentridge’s films in its panoramic setup: A catwalk runs the entire length of the armory’s vast Wade Thompson Drill Hall; the audience, sitting on bleachers, faces it. Heidi Waleson, WSJ, "‘The Head & the Load’ and ‘Greek’ Reviews," 10 Dec. 2018 At Archer Park in McAllen, about a dozen people sat on bleachers listening. Ruben Vives,, "In Texas, fasting, prayers and some anger over immigrant children still separated from parents," 28 June 2018 Dressed in jeans and leaning on the bleachers, Jeter is reluctant to take the court. Staff,, "Nine Innings: Inside J.D. Martinez's Essential Role With the Red Sox and the Best of Mike Trout," 25 June 2018 The audience is the bee audience, with the spellers on bleachers on stage in a school gymnasium, the judges at a table eon the other side. Laura Demarco,, ""The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" is poignant and F-U-N (review)," 21 Apr. 2018 Despite having played two Milwaukee shows in the last two years, party princess Kesha was able to pack the Miller Lite Oasis bleachers with an ocean of eager fans. Lauren Keene, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Kesha brings the faithful back for more at Summerfest show," 5 July 2018 After the upcoming season, LCC will remove the upper-level bleachers in the sideline sections (211-217 and 228-234) and replace them with chairs. Jon Hale, The Courier-Journal, "Renovations will improve comfort at Rupp Arena but put attendance streak at risk," 25 May 2018 Last year, bleachers on the south side of the competition area held 300 people. Sven Berg, idahostatesman, "The X Games are coming back to Boise. Here's how to get tickets. | Idaho Statesman," 17 May 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 \

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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