- bleeder [blēd′ər]n.1. a person who draws blood from another2. a person who bleeds profusely; hemophiliac3. Electronics a resistor used to regulate the voltage in a power supply, discharge a high-voltage capacitor, etc.
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bleeder — ► NOUN Brit. informal ▪ a person regarded with contempt, disrespect, or pity: lucky little bleeder! … English terms dictionary
Bleeder — Bleed er, n. (Med.) (a) One who, or that which, draws blood. (b) One in whom slight wounds give rise to profuse or uncontrollable bleeding. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
bleeder — 1756, one who lets blood, agent noun from BLEED (Cf. bleed) (v.). As one with hemophilia, from 1803 … Etymology dictionary
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bleeder — Originally a euphemism employed in British university circles for ‘bloody fool’, bleeder seems to have rapidly come into low colloquial use at the end of the nineteenth century, especially in the London region. ‘You silly bleeder’ would be a… … A dictionary of epithets and terms of address
bleeder — /blee deuhr/, n. 1. a person who bleeds abnormally because of low clotting rate; hemophiliac. 2. a person or animal that bleeds easily, esp. an athlete or racehorse. 3. a person who draws blood from a sick person; phlebotomist. 4. Slang. a person … Universalium
bleeder — The valve or screw used to vent the air out of a liquid filled system. See brake bleeder pressure bleeder … Dictionary of automotive terms
bleeder — n. 1 coarse sl. a person (esp. as a term of contempt or disrespect) (you bleeder; lucky bleeder). 2 colloq. a haemophiliac … Useful english dictionary
bleeder — noun Date: 1803 1. one that bleeds; especially hemophiliac 2. British rotter; also bloke … New Collegiate Dictionary
bleeder — noun a) A person who is easily made to bleed, or who bleeds in unusually large amounts, particularly a hemophiliac. b) Anything that saps a resource produced by something else … Wiktionary