Definition of blinker in English:

blinker

Syllabification: blink·er
Pronunciation: /ˈbliNGkər
 
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noun

1A device that blinks, especially a vehicle’s turn signal.
More example sentences
  • I particularly liked the vehicle's side blinker.
  • This is just some stupid road with a red light on and my blinker is saying that I am headed for the left.
  • As we merge into traffic, he uses both his blinker and an arm signal.
2 (blinkers) another term for blinders.
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  • Storming Home also proved the value of the controversial sheepskin cheekpieces which are now regularly fitted to horses who find blinkers and visors too claustrophobic.
  • The horse's owner puts leather blinkers close to its eyes so that it can only see what its master wants it to see, not look here or there.
  • This year's fuelled by such high octane horsepower you'll need to pull in the reins and wear blinkers to avoid cantering off course in all directions.

verb

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1Put blinders on (a horse).
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  • As any horse-cab driver in downtown Cairo knows, a horse must be blinkered to navigate the streets, or else the traffic will cause it to shy.
  • Advocaat's patience with the Italian has appeared infinite, but one wonders whether pride has blinkered the manager's approach.
1.1Cause (someone) to have a narrow or limited outlook on a situation: college education blinkers researchers so that they see poverty in terms of their own specialization
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  • As someone has already said, his climb up the ministerial pole sadly blinkers him against anything that may dent his progress.
  • Our adversarial political system, coupled to a five-yearly electoral cycle, is sadly blinkering many politicians and commentators to one stark fact.
  • We are blinkered by outdated stereotypes and we're reluctant to move beyond them, because at the end of the day we've never forgiven Germany for unleashing Hitler on Europe.

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