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visor

noun vi·sor \ˈvī-zər\

Simple Definition of visor

  • : a piece on the front of a helmet that you can pull down to protect your face

  • : the part of a hat or cap that sticks out in front to protect or shade your eyes

  • : a flat, stiff piece of material on the inside of a car above the windshield that you can pull down to keep sunlight from shining in your eyes

Full Definition of visor

  1. 1 :  the front piece of a helmet; especially :  a movable upper piece

  2. 2 a :  a face mask b :  disguise

  3. 3 a :  a projecting front on a cap or headband for shading the eyes b :  a usually movable flat sunshade attached at the top of an automobile windshield

vi·sored play \-zərd\ adjective
vi·sor·less play \-zər-ləs\ adjective

Examples of visor

  1. <the visor on your baseball cap should provide adequate shade for your eyes>



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Variants of visor

also vizor \ˈvī-zər\

Origin of visor

Middle English viser, from Anglo-French, from vis face — more at visage


First Known Use: 14th century



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