- a person or thing that blinds.
- a blinker for a horse.
- British Informal. a spectacular shot or action in sports, especially soccer: He played a blinder.
Origin of blinder
Examples from the Web for blinders
Up and down the plane I heard the slap of blinders yanked down over the windows while the rest of us eagerly took in the view.The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind
December 19, 2014
I told Eric how Rick Robinson had peeled the blinders from my eyes.Up to a Point: In Defense of Lobbyists
P. J. O’Rourke
October 25, 2014
Better to put on blinders, they say, and focus on home and family.Why Voters Are So Totally Checked Out
October 22, 2014
Thankfully Race quickly sets the record straight and takes the blinders off of all of us.White Guilt on Broadway
December 7, 2009
But the German ass wore the blinders that science had made--and saw no angel.City of Endless Night
If I was runnin' this yere game, I'd sure scout with my blinders off.Blazed Trail Stories
Stewart Edward White
Now take off the blinders and let him pitch till he is tired.Ranching, Sport and Travel
I took off the sun-bonnet, for I didn't want no blinders on then.Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Complete
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
They slung their hook out of it, while the blinders were taken me off, and I was shown what I had to do.The Hero of the People
- US and Canadian leather sidepieces attached to a horse's bridle to prevent sideways visionAlso called (in Britain and other countries): blinkers
- an outstanding performance in sport
- British slang another name for blind (def. 30)
Word Origin and History for blinders
1580s, agent noun from blind (v.). Especially of blinkers for horses from c.1800, often figurative. Related: Blinders.