blinker vs trafficator what difference

what is difference between blinker and trafficator

English

Etymology

blink +‎ -er

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈblɪŋkə(ɹ)/
  • Rhymes: -ɪŋkə(r)

Noun

blinker (plural blinkers)

  1. (informal, US, automotive) Anything that blinks, such as the turn signal of an automobile.
  2. Eye shields attached to a hood for horses, to prevent them from seeing backwards and partially sideways.
  3. Whatever obstructs sight or discernment.
    • 1732, Matthew Green, Grotto
      This floor let not the vulgar tread,
      Who worship only what they dread:
      Nor bigots who but one way see,
      Through blinkers of authority
  4. (rare) The eyelid.
  5. (slang) A black eye.
    • 2011, Mari Christie, Concrete Loyalties (page 419)
      The next morning, Jimmy came home with a fat lip and a black eye. Flory rushed over to tend to him. “Ain’t nothin’. Just a blinker… had a fight with a guy. []
  6. (cellular automata) In Conway’s Game of Life, an arrangement of three cells in a row that switches between horizontal and vertical orientations in each generation.

Synonyms

  • (turn signal of an automobile): directional, directional signal, indicator, trafficator, turn indicator, turn signal
  • (eye shield for a horse): blinder, winker

Translations

Verb

blinker (third-person singular simple present blinkers, present participle blinkering, simple past and past participle blinkered)

  1. (transitive) To put blinkers on.
    The farmer stopped to blinker his horse before riding into an area of heavy traffic.

See also

  • blinkers

Danish

Verb

blinker

  1. present of blinke

Norwegian Bokmål

Noun

blinker m

  1. indefinite plural of blink

Verb

blinker

  1. present of blinke


English

Etymology

traffic +‎ -ate +‎ -or

Noun

trafficator (plural trafficators)

  1. (automotive) A blinking light on a motor vehicle that indicates the direction in which it is about to turn.
    Synonyms: (informal) blinker, directional, directional signal, direction indicator, (Britain, Australia, New Zealand) indicator, turn indicator, (chiefly US) turn signal
  2. (historical) A semaphore device with a steady light that served the same purpose on early vehicles.

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