Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that bleaches or is used in bleaching.
  • n. An often unroofed outdoor grandstand for seating spectators. Often used in the plural.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who, or that which, bleaches.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who whitens, or whose occupation is to whiten, by bleaching.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who bleaches; one whose occupation is to whiten cloth.
  • n. A vessel used in bleaching.
  • n. A large shallow wooden tub, lined with metal, used in distilling petroleum; a settling-tub.
  • n. Same as bleachery, 2.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a worker who bleaches (cloth or flour etc.)

Etymologies

Sense 2, from comparing a person's exposure to the sun when sitting on them with the exposure of linens bleaching on a clothesline.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
bleach +‎ -er (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Sat next to Rep. Lewis in bleacher seats at a not so well-attended talk given by Kathleen Kennedy Townsend about her dad.

    Matthew Yglesias » Glenn Beck Denounces Civil Rights Activist John Lewis For Comparing Himself to Civil Rights Activist John Lewis

  • Here's a video of Aaron hitting 715 and a great post on a sports blog called the bleacher report ..

    Chicagoray's Views and News

  • The oil having been allowed to settle all night, the litharge solution is drawn off, and the oil run into a shallow tank or "bleacher," where it is exposed to the light to improve its color, and is, if necessary, steamed to drive off the lighter hydrocarbons and raise the flashing point to the legal minimum of 95° F.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 611, September 17, 1887

  • Your local youth league could use your "bleacher" expertise! lol

    Yahoo! Sports - Top News

  • Pyrasulfotole is a "bleacher," meaning it shuts down the photosynthetic pathway of weeds, rendering the plant defenseless against sunlight.

    High Plains Journal

  • Gleacher, which is pronounced like bleacher, will now focus on building and hiring in areas where it sees it already has a competitive advantage, including mortgage securities, mortgage origination, and advice and capital raising for companies in the real estate, financial services, aerospace and defense, general industrial, and financial-sponsor sectors.

    Boutique Bank Gleacher Shuts Stock-Trading Unit

  • In one of the neighborhoods I lived in there was a classic corner candy store, one that had a long formica counter flanked by revolving red-topped stools; behind the counter was perched a sea-green malted mixer, a bleacher stacked with Neccos, Chuckles, B-B Bats and Yoo-Hoos, a large tarnished griddle upon which hamburger patties and home fries hissed and popped, and the whole space seemingly lit in sepia.

    Steven Weber: In a Sense, Abroad Part Trois: I's Real, Oy!

  • She was sitting atop one of those disheveled boys, the kind with the slicked-back hair, and straddling him shamelessly on those creaky old bleacher boards.

    Virginity

  • Cara pushed past her, but her toe caught on a corner of the bottom bleacher.

    Choker

  • Her eyes landed on the rest of the girls from the party sitting close together on a top bleacher, whispering to one another.

    Choker

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