Meaning of blind side

blind' side"

Pronunciation: [key]
  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.

blind•side

Pronunciation: (blīnd'sīd"), [key]
— -sid•ed, -sid•ing.
  1. to tackle, hit, or attack (an opponent) from the blind side: The quarterback was blindsided and had the ball knocked out of his hand.
  2. to attack critically where a person is vulnerable, uninformed, etc.: The president was blindsided by the press on the latest tax bill.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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