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rhitagawr

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British English
My definition: In British English, a colloquial term for the smoke deflectors fitted on the sides of some steam locomotives.
An example in use: Flying Scotsman never carried that double chimney in LNER days, the blinkers and double chimney and blastpipe were fitted
to A3's in BR days
. (https://www.hornby.com/uk-en/forum/new-nrm-flying-scotsman-models/?p=2/).
Other URLs: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smoke_deflectors; Steam Glossary | The Railway Technical Website | PRC Rail Consulting Ltd
Derivation: The usage is based on the image of horse blinkers.
 
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