Definition of nosebleeder in English:

nosebleeder

noun

  • 1Informal. A thing, especially a blow, which causes a person's nose to bleed by its violence.

  • 2US informal. A seat high up in an auditorium or stadium.

  • 3A person with a nosebleed; a person prone to bleeding from the nose. Also figurative (specifically in Basketball slang).

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in Henry Williamson (1895–1977), writer. From nosebleed + -er.

Pronunciation

nosebleeder

/ˈnəʊzbliːdə/