from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that blinks, especially a light that blinks in order to convey a message or warning.
- n. See blinder.
- transitive v. To put blinders on.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Something that blinks, as the turn signal of an automobile.
- n. Eye shields attached to a hood for horses, to prevent them from seeing backwards and partially sideways.
- n. Whatever obstructs sight or discernment: WikiQuote
- n. Eyelid.
- n. In Conway's Game of Life, an arrangement of three cells in a row that switches between horizontal and vertical orientations in each generation.
- v. To put blinkers on.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who, or that which, blinks.
- n. A blinder for horses; a flap of leather on a horse's bridle to prevent him from seeing objects as his side hence, whatever obstructs sight or discernment.
- n. A kind of goggles, used to protect the eyes form glare, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who blinks.
- n. One of two leather flaps placed on the sides of a horse's head to prevent him from seeing sidewise or backward; a blind or blinder; hence, figuratively, any obstruction to sight or discernment.
- n. plural Goggles; spectacles used for protecting the eyes from the light, dust, glare of the snow, etc.
- n. A small mackerel: a name used by fishermen.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. blind consisting of a leather eyepatch sewn to the side of the halter that prevents a horse from seeing something on either side
- n. a light that flashes on and off; used as a signal or to send messages
- v. put blinders on (a horse)
- n. a blinking light on a motor vehicle that indicates the direction in which the vehicle is about to turn
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Joe had resorted to another sort of wireless -- the "blinker" -- and, not knowing the call signal for the station he was nearest, had given the prescribed call in such a case, a series of short flashes, or dots.
Gordon Brown a "blinker", maybe that's why Ed Balls does that rapid blinking thing, he's trying to curry favour with his master.
"" Tony thinks Brown's a 'blinker', someone who blinks in a stand-off.
“I’m not a blinker,” I lie, mostly because it’s embarrassing to be called a blinker.
He has more animal spirit than the pointer, but he has not so much patient courage; and the chastisement, sometimes unnecessary and cruel, but leaving the pointer perfect in his work, and eager for it too, would make the setter disgusted with it, and leave him a mere 'blinker'.
I am similarly concerned with the potential to 'blinker' Australian citizens who are thus more easily manipulated and restricted to narrow perspectives.
So far Sam has said that he thought the driver ahead of him was making a left turn, despite the fact that the guy had his right blinker on and he wasn't in the left turn lane.
We would do well to bear this in mind with regard to contemporary strange fiction, wherever critics blinker themselves and -- whether revering or reviling it as such -- class the strange fiction genres as essentially romance.
Carl waited with his blinker on at the shoulder of the road for a break in traffic.
You liberals are in for a rude awakening in 2010. blinker
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