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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.


1. an outstanding performance in sport
2. slang Brit another name for blind30


(ˈblaɪn dər)

1. blinders, something that impedes vision or discernment.
2. a blinker for a horse.


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"


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


(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 ?
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.
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 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.
It is very easy for you to joke, but how would you like to wear a blinder like that for weeks and weeks, sir?
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.
TAKE a sneaky peaky at the Christmas tipple that's definitely not for those intending to get blinder drunk.
The Peaky Speakeasy has been created underneath the old Hole in the Wall pub below The Peaky Blinder, in Dale End.
Now fans can get their hands on a bottle of Peaky Blinder gin or whiskey inspired by the gritty BBC gangster series.