blinker

Definitions

  • Ear Blinkers
    Ear Blinkers
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v blinker put blinders on (a horse)
    • n blinker a light that flashes on and off; used as a signal or to send messages
    • n blinker blind consisting of a leather eyepatch sewn to the side of the halter that prevents a horse from seeing something on either side
    • n blinker a blinking light on a motor vehicle that indicates the direction in which the vehicle is about to turn
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: 12% of men never use their car blinkers.
    • Blinker A blinder for horses; a flap of leather on a horse's bridle to prevent him from seeing objects as his side hence, whatever obstructs sight or discernment. "Nor bigots who but one way see,
      through blinkers of authority."
    • Blinker A kind of goggles, used to protect the eyes form glare, etc.
    • Blinker One who, or that which, blinks.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n blinker One who blinks.
    • n blinker One of two leather flaps placed on the sides of a horse's head to prevent him from seeing sidewise or backward; a blind or blinder; hence, figuratively, any obstruction to sight or discernment.
    • n blinker plural Goggles; spectacles used for protecting the eyes from the light, dust, glare of the snow, etc.
    • n blinker A small mackerel: a name used by fishermen.
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Usage

In literature:

Look here, young Blinkers, I don't want to hurt you.
"Prince Ricardo of Pantouflia being the adventures of Prince Prigio's son" by Andrew Lang
If you utter another peep during this game, I'll button up both your blinkers so tight it'll take a doctor to pry 'em open.
"Rival Pitchers of Oakdale" by Morgan Scott
Then Dave saw the blinkers at the foremast head gleam out dully.
"Dave Darrin After The Mine Layers" by H. Irving Hancock
Multiply the quotient by the off-wheel-rein, and add the near leader's blinkers to the result.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 104, April 22, 1893" by Various
Many of them wear their blinkers and head-harness, and others are ornamented with ribands fastened in their halters.
"The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 1, April, 1851" by Various
I need blinkers and harness and a man with a whip.
"The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol" by William J. Locke
The goggles over her eyes gave her just the view that a horse has with blinkers.
"Madge Morton's Victory" by Amy D.V. Chalmers
Bertram in blinkers to the good in Helena is blind to the faults in himself and in Parolles his friend.
"William Shakespeare" by John Masefield
He set up a tentative pattern; golden streaks flitted across the board, mingling with red and blue blinkers.
"Starman's Quest" by Robert Silverberg
No, to be sure there ain't; and why clap on the blinkers, my dear?
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume XV" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Old Chipstone, with glasses to shelter his eyesight; like blinkers on a horse.
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
Glasses, semaphore flags, that sun blinker you had.
"Frigid Fracas" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
I knew ye was a toff the minute I clapped my blinkers on ye.
"My Brave and Gallant Gentleman" by Robert Watson
They could make nothing out but its row of tiny green blinkers.
"Mr. Spaceship" by Philip K. Dick
Another peculiarity of his search was that he pursued it with eagle eyes, but with blinkers.
"An Outline of Russian Literature" by Maurice Baring
She placed her hand blinker-fashion against her mouth as if she would curb the smile.
"Just Around the Corner" by Fannie Hurst
A judge trying questions of fact alone might naturally think that blinkers, though useful for a jury, are unnecessary for a judge.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 1" by Various
Some can put on the blinkers when they think fit.
"The Outcaste" by F. E. Penny
In the country I wore blinkers and saw only zoology.
"The Journal of a Disappointed Man" by Wilhelm Nero Pilate Barbellion
One uses blinkers, you know, in double harness.
"Regiment of Women" by Clemence Dane
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In poetry:

Tousands upon thousands upon thousands
starved to death: so the report.
Enormous the number
and the blinkers no less.
Now who could ever notice
that I wasn't one of them.
"Bache Raho (Survive)" by Raghuvir Sahay
"Thank heaven, then, for the blinkers
It placed before your eyes;
The stupidest are weakest,
The witty are not wise;
Oh, bless your good stupidity,
It is your dearest prize!
"The King Of Brentford’s Testament" by William Makepeace Thackeray

In news:

Blinkered, '70s-dwelling, laminate-waving, trend-tracking sycophants.
1/2Celeste and Jesse ForeverA mostly charming LA comedy-drama, co-written by star Rashida Jones with a warm, slightly blinkered insider's eye to the city and its neighborhoods.
Hey, ' blinker bozos,' use your turn signal.
In addition to the "dammit" sticker, another one reads: "Be a thinker / USE YOUR BLINKER .".
Forget about offending a discourteous driver who can't bother to activate his blinker .
WADA Chief Says UCI Must 'Take Blinkers Off'.
Requests for blinker bumper stickers pouring in.
Roadshow bumper stickers send a message : Use your blinkers.
Blinkers On Racing Stable, Strauss, Aurelio, Butler, Coons, Lapso, et al.
The blinker tells him to go to the right of an obstacle.
Colt adds blinkers and drops in class after being idle since winter loop closed last March.
A blinker convert comes clean.
In Jesse Peretz's Our Idiot Brother, Paul Rudd plays Ned, a kind of upstate New York version of "the Dude" Lebowski — a man out of time, blinkered enough to be living the hippie dream.
Found lost small, white female mixed terrier on 25114 S Blinker Light Rd 816-550-4073.
In the movies, evangelical Christians are seldom treated as anything other than blinkered bundles of piety, or worse.
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In science:

One ma jor reason for this failure is the existence of small network components with certain ‘balanced’ shapes that lead to domain boundaries and blinkers [26, 27].
Activity patterns on random scale-free networks: Global dynamics arising from local majority rules
Both for d-dimensional regular lattices and for tree-like networks , the time evolution of activity patterns typically leads to metastable states with many domain boundaries and blinkers.
Activity patterns on random scale-free networks: Global dynamics arising from local majority rules
To simplify the cluttered nomenclature of microflaring phenomena, it is gratifying to see that a unification of “blinker events” and “macrospicules” seems to be in sight (Madjarska et al. 2006).
Astrophysics in 2006
It amazes me that people can have such blinkered vision, that they can concentrate just on the final state of the universe, and not ask how and why it got there.
Cosmology from the Top Down
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