blinder

noun blind·er \ ˈblīn-dər \
|Updated on: 16 Jun 2018

Definition of blinder

plural blinders
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 …
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Examples of blinder in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of blinder

1807

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Definition of blinder for English Language Learners

  • 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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