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

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Cobb did well to limit it to one run, but left that inning down 3-1 and saw the deficit extend to 4-1 when Miller homered over the right-center-field bleachers in the fourth. Jon Meoli,, "Orioles wait out rain, but split doubleheader with 10-3 loss to Rays in second game," 13 May 2018 Alabama third baseman Cobie Vance also hit a deep home run over the left field bleachers and out of Alex Box Stadium. Brody Miller,, "No rally this time as Alabama handles LSU baseball from start to finish," 12 May 2018 At Palm Beach Central High School in Wellington, students put on a memorial service in which their band and chorus honored the victims, with students filling the 3,000 seats of the football field bleachers. Austen Erblat,, "Wycliffe Country Club residents organize fundraiser for Stoneman Douglas," 15 Mar. 2018 There, a handful of moms sit clustered on splintering wooden bleachers watching their daughters, ages 9 to 12, play softball. Kate Morgan, Woman's Day, "A New Jersey Softball Team Is Lifting Its City's Spirits," 21 Mar. 2019 Joey Gallo ripped a 453-foot home run that cleared the right-field bleachers at Comerica Park Thursday. Stefan Stevenson, star-telegram, "Joey Gallo's home run lands in Comerica Park concourse," 5 July 2018 The trio called last weekend's Cubs-Giants game from Wrigley Field's right field bleachers and will call next Sunday's Mets-Yankees game from seats behind home plate at Citi Field. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "ESPN to broadcast Astros-Red Sox series finale from bleachers," 2 June 2018 Who yearns to sit in the left-field bleachers in freezing rain while drinking a warm $9 cup of suds? Norman Chad, San Antonio Express-News, "Norman Chad: End the endless baseball season," 23 Apr. 2018 Paul Ryan then stepped in to perform the thankless duty of being trashed by backbenchers in safe seats and Never Trumpers from the moral high ground of the bleachers. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "The Minority Leader’s Only Job," 14 Nov. 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 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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