bleeder

noun

bleed·​er ˈblē-dər How to pronounce bleeder (audio)
1
: one that bleeds
especially : hemophiliac
2
British : rotter
also : bloke

Examples of bleeder in a Sentence

Don't let those bleeders grind you down. “I've won the lottery.” “You lucky bleeder!”
Recent Examples on the Web On Kelley’s very first big-league pitch in 21 months, Travis d’Arnaud hit a bleeder against the shift for a single that scored the runner who began the inning on second. Curt Hogg, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 20 May 2022 Next, make sure the bleeder valves can be loosened. Mike Allen, Popular Mechanics, 8 Oct. 2020 This big, cut-on-contact model with bleeder blades brought back fond memories of the old-school Bear Razorheads in my dad’s archery tackle box. Will Brantley, Field & Stream, 5 June 2020 Trailing behind the main blades is a pair of 1-1/8-inch-cut bleeder blades. Jace Bauserman, Field & Stream, 9 Jan. 2020 What continues below is a first-time free bleeder’s review. Hannah Dylan Pasternak, SELF, 30 Oct. 2018 Shane Greene returned from the disabled list Greene made his official return in the bottom of the eighth inning and allowed a pair of bleeder hits to Jose Altuve and Yulieski Gurriel to start the inning. Anthony Fenech, Detroit Free Press, 13 July 2018 Bloopers, bleeders and infield singles did in starter Charlie Morton — not to mention a pair of three-run homers that barely cleared the fence. USA TODAY, 17 Oct. 2017 The offensive attack was opportunistic and relentless, swarming Giants starter Ty Blach with an array of bleeders, bloopers and broken bats. Rustin Dodd, kansascity.com, 13 June 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1803, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of bleeder was in 1803

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Cite this Entry

“Bleeder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bleeder. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

bleeder

noun
bleed·​er
ˈblēd-ər
: one that bleeds
especially : hemophiliac

Medical Definition

bleeder

noun
bleed·​er ˈblēd-ər How to pronounce bleeder (audio)
1
: one that draws blood
especially : a person who draws blood for medical reasons : bloodletter
2
3
: a large blood vessel (as one cut during surgery) that is losing blood
4
: a horse that has experienced exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage
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