One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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).
1920s; earliest use found in Henry Williamson (1895–1977), writer. From nosebleed + -er.
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