wink·​er | \ ˈwiŋ-kər How to pronounce winker (audio) \

Definition of winker

1 : one that winks
2 : a horse's blinder

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Recent Examples on the Web Winker wound up going 1 for 3 with a walk and his first career home run in Cincinnati’s 9-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Zach Buchanan,, "Winker shines to start extended audition in majors," 1 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of winker

1549, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Winker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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