blind·er | \ˈblīn-dər \
plural blinders

Definition of blinder 

1 : either of two flaps on a horse's bridle to keep it from seeing objects at its sides

2 blinders plural : a limitation or obstruction to sight or discernment

3 British, informal : something (such as an athletic play) dazzlingly excellent or remarkable Andrew Chidgey (58) held the Stapleton innings together and Ghulam Shabbir briefly threatened with a lively 23 but Timsbury held some important catches, including a blinder from Greg Passingham …Bath Chronicle

Examples of blinder in a Sentence

Their team played a blinder to beat us in the closing seconds of the match.

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Right now, though, the lords of the city and county fiefdoms have their blinders on doing their own thing. Jason Williams,, "PX column: What's up with the barrage of tax hikes in Cincinnati and Hamilton County?," 28 June 2018 Richard Ouellette, president of Canadian firm Les Ensembliers, lacquered a Montreal passageway obsidian black, focusing attention the way a horse’s blinders might on a view of the city through a distant window. Kathryn O’shea-evans, WSJ, "The Big Decorating Mistake: Forgetting Your Hallways," 24 May 2018 The group was also successful in persuading Rite Aid and Delhaize America (Hannaford Stores and Food Lion) to put the magazine behind blinders. Kt Hawbaker,, "Walmart pulls Cosmo from checkout lines, citing pressure from anti-porn organization," 28 Mar. 2018 As designers learn about unjust and mistaken outcomes, one strategy for overcoming these blinders is to have a workforce with more diverse experiences and worldviews writing the code. Annette M. Kim, The Atlantic, "Satellite Images Can Harm the Poorest Citizens," 5 June 2018 Morrill has tried his best to keep his blinders on during Yale’s run to this stage of the tournament. Edward Lee,, "Yale’s Jackson Morrill carrying on family legacy in college lacrosse," 28 May 2018 My first feeling is not to consider what might constitute the audience’s blinders. Krista Stevens, Longreads, "Rita Dove on Creating a ‘Collage of American Consciousness’ with Poetry," 28 May 2018 The Stacker’s removable side blinders cut peripheral glare and shield you from wind and sand, while the oversize lenses reduce brightness on both land and sea. Outside Online, "The Best Sun Protection Gear of 2018," 15 May 2018 Leave it to blinders-on Ichiro to not know who Tom Brady was. Dave Hyde,, "Hyde5: 10,000 computer simulations — and Dolphins' season ranks worst in league," 10 May 2018

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1807, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of blinder

blinders : leather pieces that are placed on either side of a horse's head next to its eyes in order to keep the horse from seeing what is beside it

: a very exciting or impressive performance or action in a game such as cricket or soccer

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