visor

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

Definition of visor 

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

2a : 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

3a : a face mask

b : disguise

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Other Words from visor

visored \ ˈvī-​zərd \ adjective
visorless \ ˈvī-​zər-​ləs \ adjective

Synonyms for visor

Synonyms

bill, brim, peak

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Examples of visor in a Sentence

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

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There are a lot of small details that will be appreciated, such as the power heated and folding side mirrors, the back seat with fore-aft slide and recline, large and lighted visors that slide, and a deep bin to the nonlocking glove box. Mark Maynard, sandiegouniontribune.com, "2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross: Forever young," 22 June 2018 What sounded like a loose bolt rolling back and forth behind the dashboard turned out to be a loose bolt that had become unattached from the left sun visor. Bob Weber, chicagotribune.com, "Are 2 snow tires enough on RWD car?," 23 Oct. 2017 Standard on all models is a security system, along with remote entry and trunk release, dual-zone automatic climate control, pushbutton start, dual illuminated sun visor vanity mirrors, and a capless fuel filler. G. Chambers Williams Iii, Houston Chronicle, "Honda Accord debuts for 2018 with its first-ever turbocharged engines," 15 June 2018 Nagy, a bald man — like me — had been wearing a visor during practices this spring. Mike Sansone, chicagotribune.com, "Bald guy in a visor? Bears coach Matt Nagy uses his head," 24 May 2018 Standard on all models is a security system, along with remote entry and trunk release, dual-zone automatic climate control, pushbutton start, dual illuminated sun visor vanity mirrors, and a capless fuel filler. G. Chambers Williams Iii, Houston Chronicle, "Honda Accord debuts for 2018 with its first-ever turbocharged engines," 15 June 2018 Standard on all models is a security system, along with remote entry and trunk release, dual-zone automatic climate control, pushbutton start, dual illuminated sun visor vanity mirrors, and a capless fuel filler. G. Chambers Williams Iii, star-telegram, "All-new Honda Accord debuts for 2018 with its first-ever turbocharged engines | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 12 May 2018 The visor, a mere fragment of a hat, has a reputation as a classic elder accessory, beloved by bridge-playing nanas in Tampa. Madeline Fass, Vogue, "Is the Visor Making a Comeback? Kim Kardashian West and Dior Think So," 11 Apr. 2018 The kicker wore a purple visor, black tank top, purple basketball shorts, white socks and black Under Armour cleats. Cortlynn Stark, kansascity, "He kicked a cat as someone yelled 'field goal' in video. City wants help finding him," 19 June 2018

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First Known Use of visor

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for visor

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

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visor

noun

English Language Learners 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

visor

noun
vi·​sor | \ˈvī-zər\

Kids Definition of visor

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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