The reins were connected with these blinkers, so that the flaps might be raised or allowed to close at the rider's pleasure.
Straps here and straps there, a bit in my mouth, and blinkers over my eyes.
Immediately over Lord Wharncliffe's head was suspended a pair of horse's blinkers.
Promptly the signal flashed out from the blinkers of the "Grigsby."
Each craft was also supplied with the mast-head "blinkers" for flashing night signals.
There was more talking with the blinkers between the two craft.
blinkers are generally considered indispensable adjuncts to harness.
Or you want me to wear the blinkers, the better to hoodwink your own eyes.
One man was an enthusiast for blinkers on his cap; another did not care for them.
You wowsers from Oxford and Cambridge want your blinkers taken off.
1630s, "one who blinks," agent noun from blink (v.). As a type of horse eye screen to keep the animal looking straight ahead, from 1789. Slang meaning "the eye" is from 1816. Meaning "intermittent flashing light" is from 1923.
The eyes (1816+)