noun chiefly Brit.
1》 (blinkers) a pair of small screens attached to a horse's bridle to prevent the horse seeing sideways and behind and being startled during a race.
2》 (blinkers) a thing that prevents someone from understanding a situation fully.
3》 a vehicle indicator light that flashes on and off.
1》 put blinkers on (a horse).
2》 [often as adjective blinkered] cause to have a narrow or limited outlook.

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