verb (used with object)
Origin of blindfold
Examples from the Web for blindfold
Marie Fontenot was wearing a blindfold on the gruesome videotape that Rust found in Billy Lee Tuttle's safe.
Dora Lange was wearing a blindfold when she was discovered in a prayer position at the base of that tree.
“It was this idea of prayer, and one of the necessities of the prayer pose being the blindfold,” he explained.‘True Detective’s’ Godless Universe: Is the HBO Show Anti-Christian?|Andrew Romano|March 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the morning his brother, who had been sleeping in an adjoining room, found him and removed the blindfold and cuffs.‘We Killed Sushmita Banerjee’ Says Renegade Taliban Militia|Sami Yousafzai, Ron Moreau|September 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
My blindfold was not well secured, so I could see over the top.A Syrian Soldier on Being Arrested for Refusing to Shoot Civilians|Andrew Slater|September 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But still Mopsa walked on blindfold, and the wand pointed at the rock till it touched it, and she said, “Who is stopping me?”Mopsa the Fairy|Jean Ingelow
The next moment Kyral ripped the blindfold from my eyes and I blinked in the blaze of light.The Door Through Space|Marion Zimmer Bradley
And the young lady knowing the path, so that she'd be walking it blindfold in the dark!The Wild Geese|Stanley John Weyman
The next-door girls put some saucers on the table and then led the children up to the table, blindfold.Dubliners|James Joyce
The evening after his blindfold feat, Morphy very inconsiderately took a nap in his sitting-room, with the window open.The Exploits and Triumphs, in Europe, of Paul Morphy, the Chess Champion|Frederick Milnes Edge
Word Origin for blindfold
1520s, alteration, by similarity to fold, of blindfelled (early 14c.), past participle of blindfellan "blindfold, cover the eyes (with a bandage, etc.)," also "to strike blind" (c.1200), from Old English (ge)blindfellian "to strike blind," from blind (adj.) + Anglian gefeollan "to strike down," as in to fell a tree (see fell (v.)). Related: Blindfolded; blindfolding.
1880, from blindfold (v.).