BLINKERS

blinker

[bling-ker]
noun
1.
a device for flashing light signals.
2.
a light that flashes intermittently, especially one that serves as a traffic signal.
3.
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)
4.
to put blinkers on.

Origin:
1630–40; blink + -er1

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blinker (ˈblɪŋkə)
 
n
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
 
vb
3.  to provide (a horse) with blinkers
4.  to obscure with or as if with blinkers

blinkers (ˈblɪŋkəz)
 
pl n
1.  chiefly (Brit) (sometimes singular) Usual US and Canadian word: blinders leather sidepieces attached to a horse's bridle to prevent sideways vision
2.  a slang word for goggle

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