[ bling-ker ]
/ ˈblɪŋ kər /


a device for flashing light signals.
a light that flashes intermittently, especially one that serves as a traffic signal.
either of two leather flaps on a bridle, to prevent a horse from seeing sideways; a blinder.

verb (used with object)

to put blinkers on.

Origin of blinker

First recorded in 1630–40; blink + -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for blinker


/ (ˈblɪŋkə) /


a flashing light for sending messages, as a warning device, etc, such as a direction indicator on a road vehicle
(often plural) a slang word for eye 1

verb (tr)

to provide (a horse) with blinkers
to obscure with or as if with blinkers
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