from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A person, such as a hemophiliac, who bleeds freely or is subject to frequent hemorrhages.
- n. Slang A blood vessel from which there is uncontrolled bleeding.
- n. A blood vessel severed by trauma or surgery that requires cautery or ligature to arrest the flow of blood.
- n. A person who draws blood from another; a phlebotomist.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person who is easily made to bleed, or who bleeds in unusually large amounts, particularly a hemophiliac.
- n. Anything that saps a resource produced by something else.
- n. A valve designed to release a small amount of excess pressure from a system.
- n. A troublesome fellow; a blighter.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who, or that which, draws blood.
- n. One in whom slight wounds give rise to profuse or uncontrollable bleeding.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who lets blood.
- n. A person who is naturally predisposed to bleed. See hemophilia.
- n. In mech., a pipe which leads steam from the pressure-line to the intermediate or low-pressure cylinder of the engine or to the condenser.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who has hemophilia and is subject to uncontrollable bleeding
bleed + -er (Wiktionary)