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Blinker   Listen
Blinker

noun
1.
A light that flashes on and off; used as a signal or to send messages.  Synonym: flasher.
2.
A blinking light on a motor vehicle that indicates the direction in which the vehicle is about to turn.  Synonyms: trafficator, turn indicator, turn signal.
3.
Blind consisting of a leather eyepatch sewn to the side of the halter that prevents a horse from seeing something on either side.  Synonyms: blinder, winker.






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"Blinker" Quotes from Famous Books



... xanthopsia [Med.]; cast in the eye, swivel eye, goggle-eyes; obliquity of vision. winking &c v.; nictitation; blinkard^, albino. dizziness, swimming, scotomy^; cataract; ophthalmia. [Limitation of vision] blinker; screen &c (hider) 530. [Fallacies of vision] deceptio visus [Lat.]; refraction, distortion, illusion, false light, anamorphosis^, virtual image, spectrum, mirage, looming, phasma^; phantasm, phantasma^, phantom; vision; specter, apparition, ...
— Roget's Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases: Body • Roget

... The blinker or pulsating light-signal consists of a single light-source mechanically occulted. It is controlled by means of a telegraph-key and the code may be rapidly transmitted. The search-light affords a means for signaling great distances, even in the ...
— Artificial Light - Its Influence upon Civilization • M. Luckiesh

... Fifty-fourth a blue hackle, heavily backed, who proved a wheeler, but it took twenty minutes for him to lay the duck-wing upon the carpet; and we stood three to the bad, but game, though the odds on the main were heavily against us. Our fourth, a blinker, blundered to victory; our fifth hung himself twice to the canvas and finally to the heels of a bewildered spangle; our sixth, a stag, and a wheeling lunatic at that, gave to the Fifty-fourth a bad quarter of an hour, and then, when at the last moment our victory seemed certain, ...
— The Reckoning • Robert W. Chambers



Words linked to "Blinker" :   electrical system, turn signal, blink, light, screen, cover, winker, visual signal, light source, blind, turn indicator



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