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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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 Dodgers pitching coach Rick Honeycutt was annoyed at the conditions experienced by his relievers in a bullpen just in front of the right field bleachers. Ronald Blum, The Seattle Times, "Fenway Park gave Dodgers cold shoulder, Series shifts to LA," 25 Oct. 2018 Those knee injuries contributed to a more serious hip injury a few months later when, while walking through a set of bleachers at a football game, Tremaine’s knee locked up and caused her to fall down. Gustavo Solis,, "Chula Vista police officer ran a red light, injured woman, lawsuit claims," 18 June 2018 Baltimore police on Thursday said detectives have made an arrest in the death of a woman whose body was found on a set of bleachers in Northeast Baltimore. Jessica Anderson,, "Police make arrest in death of woman whose body was found on school bleachers in Northeast Baltimore," 14 June 2018 The only spotty section of bleachers is between Turn 3 and Turn 4. Dakota Crawford, Indianapolis Star, "Here's a look at the (very full) Indy 500 2018 crowd," 27 May 2018

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First Known Use of bleacher

1550, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of bleacher was in 1550

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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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