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  • (electronics) One or more resistors shunting the output of a power supply for improving voltage regulation by providing a fixed current drain.
  • (geology)
  1. A connection located at a low place in an air line or gas line, or container, so that by means of a small valve the condensed water or other liquid can be drained or bled off from the line or container without discharging the air or gas. Long
  2. A fine-adjustment valve (needle valve) connected to the bottom end of a hydraulic feed cylinder in the swivel head of a diamond drill. By means of the bleeder, the speed at which the hydraulic piston travels can be minutely controlled. Long
  3. A pipe on top of an iron blast furnace through which gas escapes.
    Source: Dictionary of Mining, Mineral, and Related Terms

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