[ bling-ker ]
See synonyms for: blinkerblinkers on

  1. a device for flashing light signals.

  2. a light that flashes intermittently, especially one that serves as a traffic signal.

  1. either of two leather flaps on a bridle, to prevent a horse from seeing sideways; a blinder.

verb (used with object)
  1. to put blinkers on.

Origin of blinker

First recorded in 1630–40; blink + -er1

Words Nearby blinker Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use blinker in a sentence

  • She placed her hand blinker-fashion against her mouth as if she would curb the smile.

    Just Around the Corner | Fannie Hurst
  • Ben went back and retrieved the caution blinker and re-racked it in the side of the patrol car, then climbed up into the cab.

    Code Three | Rick Raphael

British Dictionary definitions for blinker


/ (ˈblɪŋkə) /

  1. a flashing light for sending messages, as a warning device, etc, such as a direction indicator on a road vehicle

  2. (often plural) a slang word for eye 1

  1. to provide (a horse) with blinkers

  2. to obscure with or as if with blinkers

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