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blind side

noun
1.
the part of one's field of vision, as to the side and rear, where one is unable to see approaching objects.
2.
the side opposite that toward which a person is looking.
Origin
1600-1610
1600-10
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British Dictionary definitions for blind-side

blind side

noun
1.
(rugby) the side of the field between the scrum and the nearer touchline
2.
the side on which a person's vision is obscured
verb
3.
(transitive) (US) to take (someone) by surprise
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Word Origin and History for blind-side

blind side

n.

"unguarded aspect," c.1600; see blind (adj.). As a verb, also blind-side, blindside, "to hit from the blind side," first attested 1968, American English, in reference to U.S. football tackles.

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Slang definitions & phrases for blind-side

blind-side

verb
  1. To tackle or block someone from an unseen quarter: have to worry about gettin' blind-popped from a corner blitz
  2. To be burdened or attacked unexpectedly: Businessmen began to be blind-sided by enormous legal bills/ The state will be coming back sometime in the future to blind-side us (1960s+ Football)

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Idioms and Phrases with blind-side

blind side

see under blind spot
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