- a device for flashing light signals.
- a light that flashes intermittently, especially one that serves as a traffic signal.
- either of two leather flaps on a bridle, to prevent a horse from seeing sideways; a blinder.
- to put blinkers on.
Origin of blinker
Examples from the Web for blinkered
She alludes a lot to ambition and wanting fame, the kind of hard-nailed, blinkered ambition that drives actors and actresses.It’s Not Just the Vaccines. Jenny McCarthy’s New Book Offers More ‘Lessons’
April 28, 2014
Instead, he carried on with his blinkered views and remained an isolationist.“The Patriarch”: Joseph Kennedy Sr.’s Outsized Life
November 21, 2012
But Telal was not so easily to be blinkered, and kept to his first judgment.Travels in Arabia
The blinkered black pony came up like a hawk, with two of his own side behind him, and Benami's eye glittered as he raced.The Day's Work, Volume 1
I trudge along like a traveller between high hedgerows; my heart is blinkered so that I am scarcely aware of landscapes.
These blinkered letters, with only writing and no touch of live hands, convey so little.
- considering only a narrow point of view
- (of a horse) wearing blinkers
- a flashing light for sending messages, as a warning device, etc, such as a direction indicator on a road vehicle
- (often plural) a slang word for eye 1
- to provide (a horse) with blinkers
- to obscure with or as if with blinkers
Word Origin and History for blinkered
in the figurative sense, 1867, from horses wearing blinkers to limit the range of their vision (see blinker).
1630s, "one who blinks," agent noun from blink (v.). As a type of horse eye screen to keep the animal looking straight ahead, from 1789. Slang meaning "the eye" is from 1816. Meaning "intermittent flashing light" is from 1923.