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bleeder

[blee-der] /ˈbli dər/
noun
1.
a person who bleeds abnormally because of low clotting rate; hemophiliac.
2.
a person or animal that bleeds easily, especially an athlete or racehorse.
3.
a person who draws blood from a sick person; phlebotomist.
4.
Slang. a person who drains another of money, resources, etc.; parasite or usurer.
5.
Metallurgy. an ingot or casting from which some metal has escaped.
6.
Also called bleeder resistor. Electricity. a resistor that is connected across a power supply for voltage regulation and to dissipate the charge remaining in capacitors when the power is discontinued.
7.
Also called bleeder valve. a valve or opening for draining a tank, tubing, etc.
8.
British Slang.
  1. a despicable person.
  2. a person, especially a man; fellow.
Origin
1780-1790
1780-90; bleed + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for bleeder-resistor

bleeder

/ˈbliːdə/
noun
1.
(slang)
  1. (derogatory) a despicable person a rotten bleeder
  2. any person; fellow where's the bleeder gone?
2.
(pathol) a nontechnical name for a haemophiliac
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bleeder-resistor in Medicine

bleeder bleed·er (blē'dər)
n.

  1. A person, such as a hemophiliac, who bleeds freely or is subject to frequent hemorrhages.

  2. A blood vessel from which there is uncontrolled bleeding.

  3. A blood vessel severed by trauma or surgery that requires cautery or ligature to arrest the flow of blood.

  4. A person who draws blood from another; a phlebotomist.

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Slang definitions & phrases for bleeder-resistor

bleeder

noun
  1. A lucky or weak base hit; blooper, texas leaguer (1930s+ Baseball)
  2. A hemophiliac (1800+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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