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bleacher

[blee-cher] /ˈbli tʃər/
noun
1.
Usually, bleachers. a typically roofless section of inexpensive and unreserved seats in tiers, especially at an open-air athletic stadium.
2.
a person or thing that bleaches.
3.
a container, as a vat or tank, used in bleaching.
Origin of bleacher
1540-1550
1540-50; 1885-90 for def 1; bleach + -er1
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bleachers

/ˈbliːtʃəz/
plural noun
1.
(sometimes sing) a tier of seats in a sports stadium, etc, that are unroofed and inexpensive
2.
the people occupying such seats
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bleacher

n.

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.

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