bleed·​er | \ ˈblē-dər How to pronounce bleeder (audio) \

Definition of bleeder

1 : one that bleeds especially : hemophiliac
2 British : rotter also : bloke

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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 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,, 13 June 2017 Christopher Eccleston has accordingly injected the character with yet-greater twitchiness; not to mock a cancer patient, but Matt’s a spectacularly ungraceful nose-bleeder and overboard vomiter. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, 14 May 2017

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First Known Use of bleeder

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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“Bleeder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of bleeder

British, informal
offensive : a person (especially a man) who is very unpleasant
sometimes offensive : a man who you think is lucky, unlucky, etc.


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Medical Definition of bleeder

1 : one that draws blood especially : a person who draws blood for medical reasons : bloodletter
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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