Bleeder resistor

What is Bleeder resistor?

Bleeder resistor definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
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.