Bleeder



a person who bleeds abnormally because of low clotting rate; hemophiliac.
a person or animal that bleeds easily, especially an athlete or racehorse.
a person who draws blood from a sick person; phlebotomist.
Slang. a person who drains another of money, resources, etc.; parasite or usurer.
Metallurgy. an ingot or casting from which some metal has escaped.
Also called bleeder resistor. Electricity. a resistor that is connected across a power supply for voltage regulation and to dissipate the charge remaining in capacitors when the power is discontinued.
Also called bleeder valve. a valve or opening for draining a tank, tubing, etc.
British Slang.

a despicable person.
a person, especially a man; fellow.

Historical Examples

The Judas Valley Gerald Vance
Old Man Curry Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
The Bramble Bush Gordon Randall Garrett
Woman William J. Robinson
The Bramble Bush Gordon Randall Garrett
Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities–Head–Neck. Sixth Edition. Alexander Miles
The Bramble Bush Gordon Randall Garrett
Into the Jaws of Death Jack O’Brien
The Mighty Dead William Campbell Gault
Life in Morocco and Glimpses Beyond Budgett Meakin

noun
(slang)

(derogatory) a despicable person: a rotten bleeder
any person; fellow: where’s the bleeder gone?

(pathol) a nontechnical name for a haemophiliac
n.

A lucky or weak base hit; blooper, texas leaguer (1930s+ Baseball)
A hemophiliac (1800+)

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