/ (ˈblɪŋkəz) /

pl n
  1. (sometimes singular) mainly British leather sidepieces attached to a horse's bridle to prevent sideways vision: Usual US and Canadian word: blinders

  2. a slang word for goggle (def. 4)

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How to use blinkers in a sentence

  • The central theme of my book is that a group of people had ideological blinkers.

    The End Is Near! | Jeffrey Leeds | March 5, 2009 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • Overhead the yardarm blinkers were signaling, and directly over Sara Lee's head a great white searchlight swept the water ahead.

    The Amazing Interlude | Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Immediately over Lord Wharncliffe's head was suspended a pair of horse's blinkers.

  • He wished that some accident could have hemmed in his eyes between inexorable blinkers, and sped him on in a channel ever so worn.

    A Laodicean | Thomas Hardy
  • Do you know, my dear father refused a peerage because he felt it meant putting blinkers on his best newspaper.

    Three Plays by Granville-Barker | Harley Granville-Barker
  • A man intent on action is like a horse in blinkers, he goes straight forward, seeing only the road ahead.

    Ancient Art and Ritual | Jane Ellen Harrison