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


  1. rugby the side of the field between the scrum and the nearer touchline
  2. the side on which a person’s vision is obscured

verb blind-side

  1. (tr) US to take (someone) by surprise

“unguarded aspect,” c.1600; see blind (adj.). As a verb, also blind-side, blindside, “to hit from the blind side,” first attested 1968, American English, in reference to U.S. football tackles.

see under blind spot.

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