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

Other Words from bleacher

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

Examples of bleacher in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The bleacher seating, which had a maximum capacity of about 7,000 fans, has been removed. Jeff Potrykus, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 6 Apr. 2022 For the first time in 27 years, beginning March 31, baseball has canceled regular-season games because of a labor fight, the rancor between billionaires and millionaires now affecting everyone from the bleacher bums to the peanut vendors. Bill Plaschke, Los Angeles Times, 1 Mar. 2022 The catch is that only fans with bleacher-seat tickets can get to the kiosk; even box seats behind home plate won’t get you access. Adam Lukach,, 4 Mar. 2022 In Game 4, at Yankee Stadium, Virdon had driven in two runs and made a leaping grab of a drive by the Yankees’ Bob Cerv, crashing into the bleacher wall in right center. New York Times, 23 Nov. 2021 The crowd, predominately parents, filled every available bleacher seat and virtually all of the standing room only space. Buddy Collings,, 3 Nov. 2021 Ticketed private reserved, bleacher and ADA seats are on Central and Missouri avenues, across from First United Methodist Church. Kimi Robinson, The Arizona Republic, 16 Dec. 2021 The field area is designed to accommodate bleacher seating for more than 5,000 spectators. Jeff Miller, Los Angeles Times, 1 Nov. 2021 But across town, at Wrigley Field, which has some of the most expensive tickets in Major League Baseball, bleacher prices often average more than double, triple the cost of White Sox bleachers. Christopher Borrelli,, 8 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of bleacher

1550, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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26 Apr 2022

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“Bleacher.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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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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