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.

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.

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Idioms and Phrases with blind-side

blind side

see under blind spot.

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