What does the word hoodwink mean?

Usage examples for hoodwink

  1. Then, muttering incantations, she threw hazel- nuts into the wine and drew her conclusions as they sank or floated; but she did not hoodwink me, for those with empty shells, no kernel and full of air, would of course float, while those that were heavy and full of sound kernel would sink to the bottom. – The Satyricon, Complete by Petronius Arbiter
  2. You have had the strength of mind to hoodwink me for two whole years; you have never shown me aught of your life but its flowers; you have never entered my solitude but with a joyous countenance, and each time with a fresh favor. – Cinq Mars, Complete by Alfred de Vigny Last Updated: March 3, 2009
  3. I know very well that if you get men who are really,- really swells, for that is what it is, Mr. Low,- and pay them well enough, and so make it really an important thing, they can browbeat any judge and hoodwink any jury. – Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope