blinter

intransitive verb

blin·​ter
ˈblintə(r)
-ed/-ing/-s
1
Scottish : flicker, glimmer
the firelight blintered on her face
2
Scottish : blink

Word History

Etymology

probably frequentative of obsolete Scots blent to gleam, glance, from Middle English (northern dialect) blenten, from blent, blenked past participle of blenken to deceive, swerve, gleam, glance, from Old English blencan to deceive

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“Blinter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blinter. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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