Blinkered



narrow-minded and subjective; unwilling to understand another viewpoint.
having blinkers on; fitted with blinkers.
a device for flashing light signals.
a light that flashes intermittently, especially one that serves as a traffic signal.
either of two leather flaps on a bridle, to prevent a horse from seeing sideways; a blinder.
to put blinkers on.
Contemporary Examples

It’s Not Just the Vaccines. Jenny McCarthy’s New Book Offers More ‘Lessons’ Tim Teeman April 27, 2014
“The Patriarch”: Joseph Kennedy Sr.’s Outsized Life Jacob Heilbrunn November 20, 2012

Historical Examples

The Day’s Work, Volume 1 Rudyard Kipling
Carry On Coningsby Dawson
Travels in Arabia Bayard Taylor
Carry On Coningsby Dawson

adjective
considering only a narrow point of view
(of a horse) wearing blinkers
noun
a flashing light for sending messages, as a warning device, etc, such as a direction indicator on a road vehicle
(often pl) a slang word for eye1
verb (transitive)
to provide (a horse) with blinkers
to obscure with or as if with blinkers
adj.
n.

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