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blinder

Line breaks: blind¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈblʌɪndə
 
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Definition of blinder in English:

noun

1British informal An excellent performance in a game or race: Marinello played a blinder in his first game
More example sentences
  • A further neck back in third was High Reach, while Two Step Kid, the only three-year-old in the race, ran a blinder in fourth.
  • Reg Hollinshead's youngster ran a blinder in a hot race at Beverley last time to chase home the high-class Sharplaw Star.
  • One race is the sum total of Philharmonic's racing career to date, but he ran a blinder on his debut at Ripon to be narrowly beaten by Wanchai Lad, a winner again at Redcar on Thursday.
2 (blinders) North American Blinkers on a horse’s bridle.
Example sentences
  • Spectators can be a problem for some horses, and I often find that some horses do better with blinders on (the kind that you see on racehorses).
  • Although the use of an a priori model greatly simplified the analysis of the 84 books, the model necessarily functions like a horse's blinders, constraining what is sought and therefore found.
  • Somehow, like putting blinders on a horse, he feels calmer.

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