1DHH also (window) shade American English
a covering, especially one made of cloth, that can be rolled up and down to cover a window inside a building: ➔ roller blind, Venetian blind
The blinds were drawn (=pulled down) to protect the new furniture from the sun.
2 American EnglishDSOHB
a small shelter where you can watch birds or animals without being seen by them [= hide British English]
a trick or excuse to stop someone from discovering the truth