blindside

verb
blind·​side | \ ˈblīn(d)-ˌsīd How to pronounce blindside (audio) \
blindsided; blindsiding; blindsides

Definition of blindside

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to hit unexpectedly from or as if from the blind side blindside the quarterback
2 : to surprise unpleasantly

blind side

noun

Definition of blind side (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : the side away from which one is looking
2 : the side on which one that is blind in one eye cannot see

Examples of blindside in a Sentence

Verb The quarterback was blindsided just as he was about to throw a pass. We were all blindsided by the news of her sudden death. Noun He was hit on his blind side.
Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Last week the new Leftovers alliance, consisting of Turner, Monte, Taylor, Brittany, Kyle, Michael, and Joseph took control of the game, teaming up to blindside Ameerah and send a shockwave through the Po's Pack and Girl's Girls alliance. Kyle Fowle, EW.com, 1 Aug. 2022 Understand that this story will likely completely blindside others in attendance. Amy Dickinson, Washington Post, 25 May 2022 Understand that this story will likely completely blindside others in attendance. Amy Dickinson, oregonlive, 25 May 2022 That said, makeup artist Kazu Hiro managed to blindside Esmail with his makeover of Sean Penn into the graying, double-chinned John Mitchell. Margy Rochlin, Los Angeles Times, 15 June 2022 Understand that this story will likely completely blindside others in attendance. Amy Dickinson, oregonlive, 25 May 2022 Understand that this story will likely completely blindside others in attendance. Amy Dickinson, Washington Post, 25 May 2022 At Tribal Council, Maryanne was able to blindside Omar, who becomes the next member of the jury. Mike Rose, cleveland, 25 May 2022 Understand that this story will likely completely blindside others in attendance. Amy Dickinson, oregonlive, 25 May 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Lines up at left tackle and currently projects as a future college blind side protector. oregonlive, 25 Feb. 2022 For one season, the Ben Davis bowling team was well-protected on the blind side. Jones returned to football as a junior. Nathan Baird, cleveland, 21 Oct. 2021 Enter Ekwonu, who’s a mauler with sweet feet on the blind side – the 6-4, 310-pounder ran a sub-5-second 40-yard dash at the combine – and has more than enough upside to reach his All-Pro potential. Nate Davis, USA TODAY, 24 Mar. 2022 Leatherwood, who passed for 52 touchdowns in the fall, acted like his left tackle protecting his blind side. Eric Sondheimer Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 12 Mar. 2022 Leatherwood, who passed for 52 touchdowns in the fall, acted like his left tackle protecting his blind side. San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 Mar. 2022 Robinson is responsible for protecting quarterback Trevor Lawrence's blind side. John Reid, USA TODAY, 8 Mar. 2022 Petit-Frere, one year removed from his breakout season at right tackle, took Munford’s spot on the blind side of whichever freshman quarterback wins the starting job. Nathan Baird, cleveland, 11 Aug. 2021 In a game where big mistakes are likely the only way to get beat, Fisher has to be able to protect Wentz’s blind side. Joel A. Erickson, The Indianapolis Star, 8 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of blindside

Verb

1960, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1606, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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7 Aug 2022

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“Blindside.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blindside. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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blind side

noun

Medical Definition of blind side

: the side on which one who is blind in one eye cannot see

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