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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 ?
"Chandler's shop, left hand side, name of Blinder."
Blinder, getting her heavy breath by painful degrees.
Blinder. "But really when the time came, and I knew no other ill of him, I was in doubts.
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.
But it was not so near that "Blinder," as the mob had promptly christened his neighbor, did not place his shaft just within the mark.
And Rob recognized him as the man with the green blinder; only this was now removed, and his freed eye gleamed as stoutly as the other one.
But there is no zeal blinder than that which is inspired with the love of justice against offenders.
The name of the strong man of Old Scripture had descended to the chief functionary who worked it; but, so armed, he was stronger than his namesake, and blinder, and tore away the gates of God's own Temple every day.
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. My nephews and nieces!I shall often have a niece with me."
"It is very easy for you to joke, but how would you like to wear a blinder like that for weeks and weeks, sir?" and Rose quenched his rising spirits by slipping the shade over his eyes, as he still sat on the cushion at her feet.
"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.
I took off the sun-bonnet, for I didn't want no blinders on then.