[ blahyn-der ]
/ ˈblaɪn dər /


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

First recorded in 1580–90; blind + -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for blinders (1 of 2)


/ (ˈblaɪndəz) /

pl n

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

British Dictionary definitions for blinders (2 of 2)


/ (ˈblaɪndə) /


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



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

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