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- n. Seating, usually tiered, exposed to the elements, especially the sun, for spectators in outdoor venues.
- n. Plural form of bleacher.
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- n. an outdoor grandstand without a roof; patrons are exposed to the sun as linens are when they are bleached
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The name bleachers comes from bleaching boards, a reference to fans who sat in the hot sun, bleaching themselves on the board seats.
(Speaking of "blush," a day in the bleachers is much more likely to turn me red than bleach me, but what the hey.)
I know a guy who made his studio out of pallets and the old bleachers from a high school.
Can't Post | Private Reply looks like the back side of some bleachers, is the circus in town?
The back of Wrigley Field's bleachers from the street, left; Tim Dettmar stands on Waveland Avenue hoping he'll snare a home run.
The word bleachers is an Americanism that first appeared in 1889 in the Chicago Tribune.
The word bleachers has come to mean similar seating in other arenas, such as a gymnasium.
I also recall the bleachers for the ceremony were half filled.
Ms. Denton proudly sits in the Roosevelt bleachers, which is nothing unusual.
Sitting on the bleachers was a tall, handsome man with a brown beard.
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