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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Other Words from bleacher

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

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Then, after Randal Grichuk walked, Rowdy Tellez hit an Eovaldi cutter that landed deep in the right field bleachers. Kyle Hightower, The Seattle Times, "Devers’ walk-off hit in 9th lifts Red Sox over Blue Jays 7-6," 11 Apr. 2019 During the walkout, students plan to gather on the bleachers of the school field, where the alleged attack occurred, and stand silently for 15 minutes, a nod to the girl’s age, said Neuhaus, who estimated 100 students will participate. Laura Crimaldi,, "Lincoln-Sudbury students plan protest after suit is filed about sexual assault," 29 Apr. 2018 The video from wrestling news site Pro Wrestling Sheet captured the actor sitting in the bleachers. Katina Beniaris, Woman's Day, "Luke Perry's 21-Year-Old Son Is Now a Professional Wrestler," 28 Feb. 2019 Now there was not enough money for gas to travel to a screening in Bismarck, and not enough food for everyone’s dinner—and Phillips, for once visibly drained, sat in the bleachers and let his head rest in his hands. Rebecca Bengal, Vogue, "The Power of Nathan Phillips’s Song," 21 Jan. 2019 Nearly every available inch of ground at the sports complex is filled with tents and makeshift shelters and some migrants have hung hammocks in the bleachers. Alicia A. Caldwell, WSJ, "As Conditions Worsen, Some Caravan Migrants Seek to Go Back Home," 28 Nov. 2018 When Madison was hired in 1979, what was then called Bernie A. Shivley Sports Center had three rows of bleachers and chain-link fencing. Fletcher Page, The Courier-Journal, "Kentucky baseball's stadium was more than a ballpark: 'It's the people'," 14 May 2018 At Poinsettia, on Hidden Valley Road, the upgrades will include a dog park, a multi-sport arena with synthetic turf and bleachers, and new playground equipment. Phil Diehl,, "Pine Park prepares to unveil $11 million upgrade," 12 May 2018 The district halted varsity soccer and football games at Vincent, 7501 N. Granville Road, in 2016 because of the field's poor condition, aging bleachers and the lack of restrooms and a press box. Annysa Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "MPS to break ground on $5.7 million athletic stadium at Vincent High School," 8 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 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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