Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of blinker.
  • n. A pair of leather or rubber eye cups attached to a horse hood in order to impede the rear vision of racehorses and harness horses; blinders in (USA).
  • n. A kind of goggles, used to protect the eyes from glare, dust, etc.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of blinker.

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Examples

  • It is a pity he goes in blinkers and cannot see us Germans as we are. '

    The Prussian Mind

  • First, a stiff heavy collar just on my neck, and a bridle with great side-pieces against my eyes called blinkers, and blinkers indeed they were, for I could not see on either side, but only straight in front of me; next, there was a small saddle with a nasty stiff strap that went right under my tail; that was the crupper.

    Black Beauty

  • First, a stiff heavy collar just on my neck, and a bridle with great side-pieces against my eyes, called blinkers, and blinkers indeed they were, for I could not see on either side, but only straight in front of me; next there was a small saddle with a nasty stiff strap that went right under my tail; that was the crupper.

    Black Beauty, Young Folks' Edition

  • 2. Terminus failed badly in debut against special weights on the grass but drops in for a tag with blinkers added for Pletcher, who excels with second timers.

    NYDN Rss

  • Each craft was also supplied with the mast-head "blinkers" for flashing night signals.

    Dave Darrin After The Mine Layers

  • I have my "we must beat Labour" blinkers "on though.

    Ouch

  • 'blinkers' to the horses (which we are doing away with in England) are a most merciful provision against the driver's brutality; and a security to the traveller, against his habitual carelessness.

    Normandy Picturesque

  • American punters look out for horses on first-time Lasix in the way that many British ones take note of first-time blinkers, since the improvement can turn an also-ran into a winner.

    Breeders' Cup may be even more influential after saying no to drugs | Greg Wood

  • He is always seeing what he should'nt. so that you must put blinkers on him to keep him at all in a rational state of mind. and never seeing what he should, so that he will brain himself against a wall at full gallop.

    Carolyn Vega: John Ruskin's "Great Horse-Controversy"

  • As with my shortcrust pastry blinkers, I firmly believe it's impossible for me to not to be seduced by cheese, but actually, thinking sensibly, it makes the custard rather salty, which in turn detracts from the bacon, and distracts from the more delicate flavour of the egg.

    How to cook perfect quiche lorraine

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  • (I suppose they are referring to WordNet's #5.)

    April 1, 2009

  • There are people going lonely, and they'll stay
    Lonely far into the year
    Because you're making blinkers fashionable
    And fashionably you'll say
    "All is equal in love and war" and
    "I'm sorry, but I've got some things to do"

    (A century of fakers, by Belle and Sebastian)

    April 1, 2009