blind side

blind side
said of the side of flatfishes without eyes that rests on the bottom; also called lower surface but not ventral surface because it is one of the flanks of the fish. Opposite of eyed side, q.v

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • Blind side — Blind Blind, a. [AS.; akin to D., G., OS., Sw., & Dan. blind, Icel. blindr, Goth. blinds; of uncertain origin.] 1. Destitute of the sense of seeing, either by natural defect or by deprivation; without sight. [1913 Webster] He that is strucken… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blind-side — or blind·side (blīndʹsīd ) tr.v. blind ·sid·ed, blind ·sid·ing, blind ·sides 1. To hit or attack on or from the blind side. 2. To catch or take unawares, especially with harmful or detrimental results: “The recent recession, with its wave of… …   Universalium

  • blind side — (n.) unguarded aspect, c.1600; see BLIND (Cf. blind) (adj.). As a verb, also blind side, blindside, to hit from the blind side, first attested 1968, Amer.Eng., in reference to U.S. football tackles …   Etymology dictionary

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  • blind-side — blindˈ side transitive verb (N American) To exploit someone s blind side in surprising or taking advantage of them • • • Main Entry: ↑blind …   Useful english dictionary

  • blind|side — «BLYND SYD», transitive verb. 1. to overpower or hit unexpectedly, or when one is unprotected: »When there are no apparent challengers on the horizon get ready to be blindsided. 2. to surprise; take unawares: »The award blindsided the first time… …   Useful english dictionary

  • blind side — n the side on which one who is blind in one eye cannot see …   Medical dictionary

  • blind side — blind′ side n. 1) cvb the part of one s field of vision, as to the side or rear, where one cannot see approaching objects 2) cvb the side opposite that toward which a person is looking • Etymology: 1600–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • blind side — n. the side opposite to the direction in which a person is looking …   English World dictionary

  • blind-side — [v] attack by surprise bushwhack, catch unaware, hit unexpectedly, sucker punch; concepts 86,189,200 …   New thesaurus

  • blind side — noun the side on which your vision is limited or obstructed • Hypernyms: ↑side * * * I. noun 1. : the side on which one that is blind in one eye cannot see 2. : an aspect of a matter in which one can see no fault 3 …   Useful english dictionary

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