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blinder

[blahyn-der]
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noun
  1. a person or thing that blinds.
  2. a blinker for a horse.
  3. British Informal. a spectacular shot or action in sports, especially soccer: He played a blinder.
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Origin of blinder

First recorded in 1580–90; blind + -er1
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blinders

pl n
  1. US and Canadian leather sidepieces attached to a horse's bridle to prevent sideways visionAlso called (in Britain and other countries): blinkers
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blinder

noun
  1. an outstanding performance in sport
  2. British slang another name for blind (def. 30)
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Word Origin and History for blinders

blinder

n.

1580s, agent noun from blind (v.). Especially of blinkers for horses from c.1800, often figurative. Related: Blinders.

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