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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bleacherite \ˈblē-chə-ˌrīt \ noun

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By the start of the 2016 season, Florida State had added a huge new video board, ripped out bleacher seats and replaced them with chairbacks and added premium areas in the south end zone. Andy Staples,, "The Message Behind the Money: How Texas A&M Landed Jimbo Fisher," 28 June 2018 Two for Tuesday: $2 for a first-base bleacher seat and a hot dog. Michael Lycklama, idahostatesman, "Your guide to the Boise Hawks 2018 season — fireworks, tickets and first-round picks," 14 June 2018 When Jakeyla’s name was announced at Monday’s graduation ceremony, Bernice Brooks stood up, stomped her feet on the bleachers, shouted and waved a 14-inch photo of her youngest child’s face. Perry Stein, Washington Post, "‘The sky’s the limit now’: A graduation, and a statement about a troubled school," 12 June 2018 Several hundred Bill Self basketball campers cheered wildly and stomped their feet on the bleachers as Kansas big men Dedric Lawson, Silvio De Sousa and David McCormack assaulted the rims during drills on Monday afternoon at Horejsi Center. Gary Bedore, kansascity, "KU's frontcourt puts on dunk show at camp: 'It feels good to have those big bodies here.'," 4 June 2018 Chuck Meade and his wife sat quietly on the bleachers waiting to be called up for the survivor's walk. David Taylor, Houston Chronicle, "'Relay' gives hope for Liberty County survivors," 9 Apr. 2018 The Enquirer/Mike Nyerges Futbol Club Cincinnati and its fans have always taken pride in the team's meteoric rise – both on the field and in the bleachers. Charlie Hatch,, "FC Cincinnati to celebrate 1 million fans in attendance through first 2.5 seasons," 14 July 2018 And by the time Ian Desmond belted a two-run homer in the bleachers in right-center, the lead had grown to 6-0. Scott Lauber,, "Rough fourth inning does in Nick Pivetta, Phillies in loss to Rockies," 13 June 2018 Falling: Tyus Battle, SG, Syracuse There was some head-scratching in the bleachers over the decision to place Battle, Allonzo Trier and Jaylen Hands onto one team, grouping three shoot-first guards and making them share one basketball. Jeremy Woo,, "Which Players Without Agents Helped or Hurt Their Stock During the NBA Draft Combine?," 18 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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