blind·​er | \ ˈblīn-dər How to pronounce blinder (audio) \
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.
Recent Examples on the Web After New Zealand went 32 deliveries without a boundary - an eternity in the crash and brash of T20 - the diminutive skipper, who is a stylish, classical batter, played a blinder. Tristan Lavalette, Forbes, 14 Nov. 2021 Woodall claims the conversation rid him of a blinder, and goes on to speak about a similar experience with A.J. Crabill, the former deputy commissioner for education in Texas, who is a black man. Midland Reporter-telegram, Houston Chronicle, 9 June 2020 Tomaszewski had a blinder, conceding just the solitary goal, despite facing 36 shots and 26 corners, with Alf Ramsey also watching his side twice hit the woodwork and have four attempts cleared off the line., 2 Nov. 2019 Part of the network’s practical value lies in teaching privileged men like that Army officer—and me—where our cultural blinders are. Andrew Blum, The New Republic, 21 Apr. 2020 The abstract answer is that all the things that characters in a short story notice need to hold an emotional charge for them: a character oppressed will observe with blinders; a character unloosed will feel her body coming to life. Ross Andersen, The Atlantic, 14 Jan. 2020 There are actual, real-world reasons to critique the NFL's blinder-heavy approach to the future. Jeremy Cluff, azcentral, 27 Mar. 2020 Longtime readers of the site, though, have noted that the site no longer functions this way, in part because the Internet isn’t currently a space conducive to blinders and circumscription. Ross Scarano, Billboard, 6 May 2019 So many of us go into these things with blinders on. Condé Nast Traveler, 19 Feb. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of blinder

1807, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Blinder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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