blind side


  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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