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[blee-cher] /ˈbli tʃər/
Usually, bleachers. a typically roofless section of inexpensive and unreserved seats in tiers, especially at an open-air athletic stadium.
a person or thing that bleaches.
a container, as a vat or tank, used in bleaching.
Origin of bleacher
1540-50; 1885-90 for def 1; bleach + -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It is extensively employed by the bleacher, dyer, calico-printer, and enameller.

  • The beating of the bleacher's hammer was also heard faintly from afar off.

  • After the nuts are thoroughly dried, the trays are placed on the car and pushed to the bleacher.

    How We are Fed James Franklin Chamberlain
  • I want to make it clear that the opportunities for going wrong with the bleacher are very small indeed.

  • The other well was made by a bleacher in the neighbourhood of Lisburn in Ireland.

  • This has to be removed before the goods can be considered a good white, which it is the aim of every bleacher they should be.

  • Linen and cotton are the whitest of materials, after passing through the hands of the chemist or the bleacher.

    Needlework As Art Marian Alford
  • First, there are iron stains, which are the most common kind of stains that a bleacher is troubled with.

Word Origin and History for bleacher

1540s, "one who bleaches," agent noun from bleach (v.). The "bench for spectators at a sports field" sense (usually bleachers) is attested since 1889, American English; so named because the boards were bleached by the sun.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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