Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A pair of leather flaps attached to a horse's bridle to curtail side vision.
  • noun Something that serves to obscure clear perception and discernment.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who or that which blinds.
  • noun A blind or blinker on a horse's bridle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who, or that which, blinds.
  • noun (Saddlery) One of the leather screens on a bridle, to hinder a horse from seeing objects at the side; a blinker.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective comparative form of blind: more blind
  • noun Something that blinds
  • noun a bag or cloth put over the head of a difficult horse while it is being handled or mounted
  • noun A screen attached to a horse's bridle preventing it from being able to see things to its side.
  • noun UK, slang An exceptional performance

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

  • noun blind consisting of a leather eyepatch sewn to the side of the halter that prevents a horse from seeing something on either side

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Examples

  • To say the pictures from Norway were great and that he "played a blinder" is a bit steep I feel.

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  • Altogether, by upping the ante, Blair has played a blinder, which is leaving the opposition, at home and abroad, floundering.

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  • I don't know what kind of blinder these are but I have no intention of taking them off.

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  • Brownie's "blinder" is that it is possible that the situation in Iran might revert back to something like the one which existed in 2002 when Bush described the country as part of the "axis of evil".

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  • Brownie's "blinder" is that it is possible that the situation in Iran might revert back to something like the one which existed in 2002 when Bush described the country as part of the "axis of evil".

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  • There has been an EDM with the Gardens under threat in the title; there have been countless posters, fliers and leaflets with the same misleading message; there have been two petitions one online the other on paper, again carried out with shocking misinformation; and the local paper The South Manchester Distorter have played a "blinder" in also covering up the facts and repeatedly running the over the top Lib Dem spin.

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  • There has been an EDM with the Gardens under threat in the title; there have been countless posters, fliers and leaflets with the same misleading message; there have been two petitions one online the other on paper, again carried out with shocking misinformation; and the local paper The South Manchester Distorter have played a "blinder" in also covering up the facts and repeatedly running the over the top Lib Dem spin.

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  • The "blinder" repeats this five times, and any player not entirely out of sight the fifth time the blinder turns must change places with him, while the original "it" becomes a spectator.

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  • Former Bolton assistant boss Phil Brown, who has shares in the same horse, European Dream, as the goalkeeper, may have joked about the racing consortium coming to an end, but he admitted 33-year-old Jaaskelainen had a 'blinder', adding: 'They're like fine wine goalkeepers, they mature with age.'

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  • Yep, the DH rule is my "blinder" issue, and nothing you say will ever change my thinking.

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