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blind spot (n.)

1864, "spot within one's range of vision but where one cannot see," from blind (adj.) + spot (n.). Of the point on the retina insensitive to light (where the optic nerve enters the eye), from 1872. Figurative sense (of moral, intellectual, etc. sight) by 1907.

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Definitions of blind spot

blind spot (n.)
a subject about which you are ignorant or prejudiced and fail to exercise good judgment;
golf is one of his blind spots and he's proud of it
blind spot (n.)
the point where the optic nerve enters the retina; not sensitive to light;
Synonyms: optic disc / optic disk
From wordnet.princeton.edu