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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The idea is also to sell the blinders for 35,000 yen (about $313), though the crowdfunding campaign is only about 52 percent to its goal. Kaitlyn Tiffany, Vox, "The only thing that can protect you from your gadgets is more gadgets.," 15 Oct. 2018 Instead of forcing a tough shot, which Clarkson -- who often drives with blinders on -- was doing before getting pulled, Calderon found Love spotted up on the right side for a clean 3-pointer. Chris Fedor,, "Jose Calderon Effect: How the veteran is bringing out the best in Kevin Love, LeBron James and Cavaliers' offense," 4 Apr. 2018 To the Navalny activists in Kurgan, many of whom are also in their late teens and early 20s, Putin’s backers are living with blinders on. Anton Troianovski, Washington Post, "Young Russians are Vladimir Putin’s biggest fans," 9 Mar. 2018 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

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First Known Use of blinder

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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to gather or build up little by little

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