When the kitchen doorbell rings George must be blindfolded and sent to open the door.
They put a gun to his head, blindfolded him, and bound both his hands behind his back.
The three were presented to the press on Sunday morning blindfolded, manacled to chairs and showing signs of severe beatings.
1520s, alteration, by similarity to fold, of blindfelled (early 14c.), past participle of blindfellan "blindfold, cover the eyes (with a bandage, etc.)," also "to strike blind" (c.1200), from Old English (ge)blindfellian "to strike blind," from blind (adj.) + Anglian gefeollan "to strike down," as in to fell a tree (see fell (v.)). Related: Blindfolded; blindfolding.
1880, from blindfold (v.).