bleacher

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bleacher a worker who bleaches (cloth or flour etc.)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Bleacher One who whitens, or whose occupation is to whiten, by bleaching.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bleacher One who bleaches; one whose occupation is to whiten cloth.
    • n bleacher A vessel used in bleaching.
    • n bleacher A large shallow wooden tub, lined with metal, used in distilling petroleum; a settling-tub.
    • n bleacher Same as bleachery, 2.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Bleacher one who bleaches, or that which bleaches
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. blǽcan, from root of Bleak.

Usage

In literature:

Linen and cotton are the whitest of materials, after passing through the hands of the chemist or the bleacher.
"Needlework As Art" by Marian Alford
If the contest is an outdoor meet, the press-box is usually on the top of the bleachers.
"News Writing" by M. Lyle Spencer
I can show you the bleachers where the crowd sat that frightened the rabbit!
"The Rushton Boys at Rally Hall" by Spencer Davenport
He was seen to turn his head and grin toward some of his ardent admirers in the bleachers back of him.
"Jack Winters' Baseball Team" by Mark Overton
The other well was made by a bleacher in the neighbourhood of Lisburn in Ireland.
"Notes and Queries, Number 239, May 27, 1854" by Various
I must return to Bleachers.
"Lord Stranleigh Abroad" by Robert Barr
He cracked his now famous home run into the right-field bleachers, and the men on the bench hurled the bats wildly into the air.
"Pitching in a Pinch" by Christy Mathewson
Bleachers, down to the end of the 18th century, were known in England as "whitsters," a name obviously derived from the nature of their calling.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 1" by Various
Upon the "bleachers" in the sun were seated many people from the surrounding country towns.
"The Blood of the Arena" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
As he approached the gate, Mit Skullen stood up on the bleachers and singled him out.
"Lefty Locke Pitcher-Manager" by Burt L. Standish
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In poetry:

Lo! from the tribunes on the bleachers comes a shout,
Beseeching bold Ansonius to line 'em out;
And as Apollo's flying chariot cleaves the sky,
So stanch Ansonius lifts the frightened ball on high.
"At The Ball Game" by Roswell Martin Field

In news:

Bleacher Report and the race to the bottom .
Bleacher Report is a sort of Demand Media of sports, a content farm engineered to get search engine visits with lowest common denominator clickbait.
Michigan plays Florida New Year's Day in the Capital One Bowl -- and even with extra end zone bleachers added that game is already sold out.
Perched on the gym bleachers, Taryn Marriott bounces her knees up and down in a nervous trot, her eyes wide with fear.
New high school bleachers are bright .
An estimated 200-250 people packed the bleachers at the Callaway Community Center Monday evening for an emergency Town Hall Meeting to discuss the fate of the Callaway Good Life Center.
Kicking back on the bleachers in a Pensacola gymnasium, the substitute teacher explained how some of his black students have issues in other teachers' classrooms .
David Axelrod, first under the bleachers, then backstage before President Obama spoke as his White House to Main Street Tour stop in Quincy, Ill.
However, temporary bleachers will be in place for Thursday night's varsity football game against Hillsboro, and the district is looking into options for a permanent replacement.
The Bleacher Report's Lisa Horne may not think El Paso's very cool.
CROWN POINT — With Crown Point Central School's 200 students seated in gym bleachers, teacher Crystal Farrell asked how many of them wanted to go to college.
More Dodgers on Bleacher Report.
Civilian contractors assemble bleachers on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson.
Bats in the bleachers of Olympic Stadium.
Check out Bleacher Report's list of the most embarrassing athlete commericials of all time.
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