a device for flashing light signals.
a light that flashes intermittently, especially one that serves as a traffic signal.
either of two leather flaps on a bridle, to prevent a horse from seeing sideways; a blinder. See illus. under harness.
verb (used with object)
to put blinkers on.

1630–40; blink + -er1 Unabridged
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blinker (ˈblɪŋkə)
1.  a flashing light for sending messages, as a warning device, etc, such as a direction indicator on a road vehicle
2.  (often plural) a slang word for eye
3.  to provide (a horse) with blinkers
4.  to obscure with or as if with blinkers

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Example sentences
For added safety when sharing the road in low light conditions, a handy attachment patch allows for easy blinker set-up.
She put on her right turn blinker and moved quickly into the right turn lane.
Sections should be identified with panels or blinker lights at their extremities.
At night it had to be by radio because you couldn't send message by blinker.
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