visor

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noun vi·sor \ ˈvī-zər \
variants: or less commonly

Definition of visor

1 :the front piece of a helmet; especially :a movable upper piece
2 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
3 a :a face mask

visored

play \ˈvī-zərd\ adjective

visorless

play \ˈvī-zər-ləs\ adjective

Examples of visor in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of visor

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

visor Synonyms

Synonyms
bill, brim, peak
Related Words
shade

VISOR Defined for English Language Learners

visor

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noun

Definition of visor for English Language Learners

  • : 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


VISOR Defined for Kids

visor

noun vi·sor \ ˈvī-zər \

Definition of visor for Students

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


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