Blind–side



the part of one’s field of vision, as to the side and rear, where one is unable to see approaching objects.
the side opposite that toward which a person is looking.
Contemporary Examples

Sandra Bullock’s Ex Jesse James Opens Up Marlow Stern May 4, 2011
Sandra’s $200 Million Year Kim Masters December 1, 2009
How to Win the Office Oscar Pool The Daily Beast March 3, 2010
How Oscars Ruin a Marriage Nicole LaPorte March 17, 2010
2014 Oscar Predictions: Who Will and Who Should Be Nominated Marlow Stern, Kevin Fallon January 14, 2014

Historical Examples

Alone Marion Harland
The Bertrams Anthony Trollope
The Call of the Wild Jack London
Luttrell Of Arran Charles James Lever
The Nervous Housewife Abraham Myerson

noun
(rugby) the side of the field between the scrum and the nearer touchline
the side on which a person’s vision is obscured
verb
(transitive) (US) to take (someone) by surprise
n.
see under blind spot

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