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blind·er

 (blīn′dər)
n.
1. blinders A pair of leather flaps attached to a horse's bridle to curtail side vision. Also called blinkers.
2. Something that serves to obscure clear perception and discernment.

blinder

(ˈblaɪndə)
n
1. an outstanding performance in sport
2. slang Brit another name for blind30

blind•er

(ˈblaɪn dər)

n.
1. blinders, something that impedes vision or discernment.
2. a blinker for a horse.
[1580–90]

Blinder

A leather cover on each side of a workhorse bridle to limit a horse’s side vision. A workhorse bridle must differ from a riding bridle because of the peculiarity of horses’ vision. Horses’ eyes are remarkable in that they can see almost directly behind, as well as almost to the front. Further, they are particularly sensitive to movement near the edges of their field of view. This is very helpful to a cutting horse, but for a workhorse, not very desirable. Hence, most workhorse bridles had blinders attached to restrict the field of view and ensure that things to the side did not distract or “spook” the horse.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Blinder - blind consisting of a leather eyepatch sewn to the side of the halter that prevents a horse from seeing something on either sideblinder - blind consisting of a leather eyepatch sewn to the side of the halter that prevents a horse from seeing something on either side
screen, blind - a protective covering that keeps things out or hinders sight; "they had just moved in and had not put up blinds yet"
Translations

blinder

[ˈblaɪndəʳ] N
1. to play a blinder (of a match) (Brit) → jugar de maravilla
2. blinders (US) (= blinkers) → anteojeras fpl

blinder

n
(US: = blinker) → Scheuklappe f
(Brit inf, = drinking spree) → Kneipkur f (inf)
(Brit inf) to play a blinder (Sport) → spitzenmäßig spielen (inf)
References in classic literature ?
It is enough, for the present, that we trusted to an Indian guide to take us by a nearer, though blinder path, and that we are deceived in his knowledge.
There will be enough for every hope and every fear; and though my attachment to none can equal that of a parent, it suits my ideas of comfort better than what is warmer and blinder.
Rob shot sixth in the line and landed fairly, being rewarded by an approving grunt from the man with the green blinder, who shot seventh, and with apparent carelessness, yet true to the bull's-eye.
Blinder, getting her heavy breath by painful degrees.
Blinder sat down to give herself a more favourable opportunity of recovering her breath, exhausted anew by so much talking before it was fully restored.
But there is no zeal blinder than that which is inspired with the love of justice against offenders.
PLAYING A BLINDER Peaky Blinders star Annabelle dances with partner Chris
Peaky Blinder Gold, named after the popular BBC2 drama based in Birmingham, is a new craft beer made by Sadler's Ales Brewery in Stourbridge.
70 Peaky Blinder cocktail - whisky and blackcurrant, based on drinking habits of the 1920s era in which the BBC drama is set.
She certainly knows how to play a blinder on the red carpet.
More interesting, Blinder and Watson don't credit the Democratic advantage to superior policies.
More recently Blinder has held what might be called the "Al Hunt seat" as an opinion writer for the Wall Street Journal, playing the role of big-government advocate, regularly motivating dozens of disapproving readers to unleash a torrent of critical letters to the editor every time he appears on the Opinion page.