Definition of bleeder in English:


Syllabification: bleed·er
Pronunciation: /ˈblēdər


  • 1 informal A person who bleeds easily, especially a hemophiliac.
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    • He was a bleeder who suffered frequent joint haemorrhages.
    • So I took my seat among the masses of cripples, ill, and bleeders.
    • I was just going to compliment her when she exclaimed, dabbing the pin-prick with a pad of astringent, ‘Oh, you're a bleeder!’
  • 1.1A blood vessel that bleeds freely during surgery.
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    • Missed stitches and bleeders are a known risk of surgery, as is death, so no claim against surgeon.
    • Some Mid-Atlantic jurisdictions can continue to use such adjunct bleeder medications as amicar and tranex.
    • Any small capillary bleeders that might be slightly oozing are also tamponaded with the pressure.
  • 2 Baseball A ground ball that barely passes between two infielders.
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    • When used in nonsave situations, Escobar seemed frustrated by bleeps, infield-in bleeders and an inability to put hitters away with two strikes.
    • As they say, even cripple bleeder singles look like line drives in the next day's box scores.
    • ‘Let's try a nice little bleeder to the right,’ he says.

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