blinker

noun
blink·​er | \ ˈbliŋ-kər How to pronounce blinker (audio) \

Definition of blinker

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : one that blinks especially : a light that flashes off and on as a warning or a signal
b : a cloth hood with shades projecting at the sides of the eye openings used on skittish racehorses usually used in plural
3 blinkers plural : blinder sense 2

blinker

verb
blinkered; blinkering; blinkers

Definition of blinker (Entry 2 of 2)

Examples of blinker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The car will be honking, with blinker and hazard lights flashing, according to Mazda, although the exact warning signals are still undecided. Yuri Kageyama, chicagotribune.com, 15 Nov. 2021 The car will be honking, with blinker and hazard lights flashing, according to Mazda, although the exact warning signals are still undecided. Yuri Kageyama, chicagotribune.com, 15 Nov. 2021 The car will be honking, with blinker and hazard lights flashing, according to Mazda, although the exact warning signals are still undecided. Yuri Kageyama, chicagotribune.com, 15 Nov. 2021 The car will be honking, with blinker and hazard lights flashing, according to Mazda, although the exact warning signals are still undecided. Yuri Kageyama, chicagotribune.com, 15 Nov. 2021 The car will be honking, with blinker and hazard lights flashing, according to Mazda, although the exact warning signals are still undecided. Yuri Kageyama, chicagotribune.com, 15 Nov. 2021 The car will be honking, with blinker and hazard lights flashing, according to Mazda, although the exact warning signals are still undecided. Yuri Kageyama, chicagotribune.com, 15 Nov. 2021 The car will be honking, with blinker and hazard lights flashing, according to Mazda, although the exact warning signals are still undecided. Yuri Kageyama, chicagotribune.com, 15 Nov. 2021 The car will be honking, with blinker and hazard lights flashing, according to Mazda, although the exact warning signals are still undecided. Yuri Kageyama, chicagotribune.com, 15 Nov. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb In contrast, most blinkered Democrats in swing states — who as radical progressives doubled down on abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement, promoting Medicare for all, cancelling student debt, and impeaching Trump — faltered. Victor Davis Hanson, National Review, 20 Mar. 2020 Some stars’ behavior has come across blinkered and clueless, as when Ellen DeGeneres compared staying in her palatial home to being in jail. Carina Chocano, New York Times, 6 May 2020 But Flav has brought the instinctual displeasure and distrust of Blexit (blacks exiting the Democratic Party) against Chuck D’s blinkered optimism. Armond White, National Review, 8 Apr. 2020 For years, one of the most common, and most blinkered, arguments against NATO expansion has rested on a single conversation that former U.S. Secretary of State James Baker had with flailing Soviet premier Mikhail Gorbachev in 1990. Casey Michel, The New Republic, 16 Jan. 2020 That blinkered assumption continues to resonate today, not least among city officials across the continent who felt manipulated by Amazon, according to people familiar with their thinking. Bloomberg Wire, Dallas News, 3 Feb. 2020 Guevara’s disciplinarianism and blinkered devotion to revolution was often on display. Washington Post, 7 Jan. 2020 To many younger Georgians, pro-Stalin views like these are both blinkered and disturbing. David Segal, New York Times, 30 June 2019 Deep time makes a mockery of the plantations’ blinkered order; under the ancient canopy, the master’s stride falters and the voices of African hunters and Amerindian priests resound from the depths of unrecorded millenniums. New York Times, 27 June 2018 See More

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First Known Use of blinker

Noun

1637, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1823, in the meaning defined above

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“Blinker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blinker. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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blinker

noun
blink·​er | \ ˈbliŋ-kər How to pronounce blinker (audio) \

Kids Definition of blinker

: a light that blinks to indicate that a vehicle will be turning

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