Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A driver's field of blindness around an automobile; the side areas behind the driver.
  • n. the space on the side of the pitch with the shorter distance between the breakdown/set piece and the touchline; compare openside.
  • n. short for blindside flanker, a position in rugby union, usually number 6.
  • v. To catch off guard; to take by surprise.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. to attack a person from his blind side; metaphorically, to give a person an unpleasant suprise.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. attack or hit on or from the side where the attacked person's view is obstructed
  • v. catch unawares, especially with harmful consequences

Etymologies

blind +‎ side (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Williams, who protects McNabb's blindside, is eager to play in a must win game for the struggling Redskins.

    Trent Williams hopes sore toe will allow him to play Sunday

  • There are two types of 'blindside' - blindsiding an enemy during one of their attacks seems to make the duration last longer, rather than blindsiding them as they approach your character.

    IGN Complete

  • This blow hit with all the unforeseen and devastating force of a blindside, which is what it was.

    kateelliott: This is two posts, but they became the s

  • In his first public comment, Mottaki on Sunday called his blindside firing "un-Islamic, undiplomatic and offensive," according to the semiofficial Mehr news agency.

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • "The blindside was a big issue in the first half, and I wasn't pleased with the amount of leniency they were given to come onto our side of the ruck," he frowned.

    Planet Rugby | Rugby Union News

  • Coach Frank Hadden's decision to recall blindside Jason White and number eight Simon Taylor - who tally 127 caps between them - despite their recent injury concerns indicate the Scots are targeting the ruck as a means of unsettling a new-look All Blacks team.

    Planet Rugby News - Rugby Union News

  • They'd prepare to "blindside" Russell, and send Kelly home.

    Tallulah Morehead: Survivor: Samoa: From Russell With Love

  • "It would shock me if the two haven't talked extensively," Parr told FoxNews. com, describing the alternative as a "blindside" that wouldn't fit with the company's standard mode of operation.

    FOXNews.com

  • It was hit to the head but I would not call it a "blindside" as the player of Halpern's experience knows that if you go into the corner to get the puck, expect to get hit.

    Kuklas Korner

  • They played recorded phone calls of Clark talking about a "blindside" hit with Brian Hicks, the owner of the white Chevrolet Tahoe used in the drive-by shooting.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

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