Definitions

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

Etymologies

bleed +‎ -er (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • TODD: McElprang says that miners should also try to find what they call bleeder tunnels that are designed to let dangerous gases escape.

    CNN Transcript Aug 14, 2007

  • TODD (on camera): McElprang says the trapped miners should also try to find what they call bleeder tunnels that are designed to let dangerous gases escape.

    CNN Transcript Aug 15, 2007

  • TODD: McElprang says the trapped miners should also try to find what they call bleeder tunnels that are designed to let dangerous gases escape, and this is all in the event that the miners are not injured or in shell shock.

    CNN Transcript Aug 14, 2007

  • Lost in the headlines that focused on the fact that Eli is a bit of a bleeder was the performance of Victor Cruz, who became the first player to score three touchdowns in a preseason game since Terrell Owens in 1998, with San Francisco.

    Redskins find a place for cut block, a Shanahan staple

  • So, the fact that it's taking the air that bleeds off of the area that's been second-mined, that's how it's called a bleeder entry.

    CNN Transcript Aug 13, 2007

  • TODD: McElprang says the trapped miners should move around if they can, to try to find so-called bleeder tunnels that are designed to let dangerous gases escape.

    CNN Transcript Aug 14, 2007

  • When correctly applied to a major arterial or venous "bleeder," it leads to an extremely rapid separation of liquid from the blood, which, in turn, concentrates clotting and coagulation, slowing a hemorrhage with remarkable speed and effectiveness.

    Field First Aid: Stop Serious Bleeding Using QuikClot

  • The social condition of the family does not alter the predisposition; the old Duke of Albany was a "bleeder"; and bleeder families are numerous, healthy looking, and have fine, soft skins.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • As a rule the mother of a hemophile is not a "bleeder" herself, but is the daughter of one.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • After shaving two patches for the purpose, the "bleeder," as he is justly called, makes eighteen scratches close together, about half an inch long.

    Life in Morocco and Glimpses Beyond

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