blind side


noun

the part of one's field of vision, as to the side and rear, where one is unable to see approaching objects.
the side opposite that toward which a person is looking.

Nearby words

  1. blind pig,
  2. blind register,
  3. blind roller,
  4. blind salamander,
  5. blind seed,
  6. blind snake,
  7. blind spot,
  8. blind staggers,
  9. blind stamping,
  10. blind tiger

Origin of blind side

First recorded in 1600–10

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British Dictionary definitions for blind side

blind side

noun

rugby the side of the field between the scrum and the nearer touchline
the side on which a person's vision is obscured

verb blind-side

(tr) US to take (someone) by surprise
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Word Origin and History for blind side

blind side

n.

"unguarded aspect," c.1600; see blind (adj.). As a verb, also blind-side, blindside, "to hit from the blind side," first attested 1968, American English, in reference to U.S. football tackles.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with blind side

blind side

see under blind spot.

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