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

  • noun One that winks, as.
  • noun A blinder for a horse.
  • noun Informal An eye.
  • noun Informal An eyelash.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who winks.
  • noun One of the blinders of a horse; a blinker.
  • noun An eyelash; also, the eye.
  • noun The nictitating or winking membrane of a bird's eye; the third eyelid.
  • noun The winking muscle (which see, under wink, verb).
  • noun In an organ, a small bellows, compressed by a spring, attached to the side of a wind-trunk so as to regulate slight variations in the tension of the air within. Also called concussion-bellows.

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

  • noun One who winks.
  • noun A horse's blinder; a blinker.

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

  • noun A horse's blinder; a blinker.
  • noun somebody who winks

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
  • noun a person who winks


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