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Pronunciation: /ˈblɪŋkər; ˈblɪŋkə(r)/

Translation of blinker in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 [Cars/Automovilismo] [colloquial/familiar] intermitente (masculine), direccional (feminine) (Colombia) (Mexico/México) , señalizador (masculine) (de viraje) (Chile)
    Example sentences
    • We must remove our blinkers to allow a fuller account of Aboriginal history to unfold.
    • Their prettiness are in the selfish mind and in the untrained eyes behind the blinkers of this blind beholder!
    • I met him at a point in my life when I was just ready to look at the world and it was like he took my blinkers off.
    1.2 (American English/inglés norteamericano) [Transport/Transporte] señal (feminine) intermitente
    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 plural)
    (on horse) anteojeras (feminine plural), tapaojos (masculine plural) (Colombia)
    Example sentences
    • 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.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • [horse] ponerle* anteojeras or (Colombia) tapaojos a they were blinkered by their prejudices sus prejuicios los cegaban

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