noun vi·sor \ˈvī-zər\

: 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

:  the front piece of a helmet; especially :  a movable upper piece
a :  a face mask
b :  disguise
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 \-zərd\ adjective
vi·sor·less \-zər-ləs\ adjective

Variants of VISOR

vi·sor also vizor \ˈvī-zər\

Examples of VISOR

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

Illustration of VISOR

Origin of VISOR

Middle English viser, from Anglo-French, from vis face — more at visage
First Known Use: 14th century

Related to VISOR

bill, brim, peak

Other Clothing Terms

babushka, brogue, bumbershoot, cravat, dishabille, furbelow, layette, raiment, spectator
VISORED Defined for Kids


noun vi·sor \ˈvī-zər\

Definition of VISOR for Kids

:  the movable front upper piece of a helmet that is brought down to protect the face
:  a part (as on a cap) that sticks out to protect or shade the eyes


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