browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
blinker

more about blinker

blinker


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Blinker  \Blink"er\,  n. 
  1.  One  who  or  that  which  blinks. 
 
  2.  A  blinder  for  horses;  a  flap  of  leather  on  a  horse's 
  bridle  to  prevent  him  from  seeing  objects  as  his  side 
  hence  whatever  obstructs  sight  or  discernment. 
 
  Nor  bigots  who  but  one  way  see  through  blinkers  of 
  authority.  --M.  Green. 
 
  3.  pl  A  kind  of  goggles,  used  to  protect  the  eyes  form 
  glare,  etc 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  blinker 
  n  1:  a  light  that  flashes  on  and  off  used  as  a  signal  or  to  send 
  messages 
  2:  a  blinking  light  on  a  motor  vehicle  that  indicates  the 
  direction  in  which  the  vehicle  is  about  to  turn  [syn:  {turn 
  signal},  {turn  indicator},  {trafficator}] 
  3:  a  leather  eye-patch  sewn  to  the  side  of  the  halter  that 
  prevents  a  horse  from  seeing  something  on  either  side 
  [syn:  {winker},  {blinder}] 
  v  :  put  blinders  on  a  horse 




more about blinker