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 eyesb : a usually movable flat sunshade attached at the top of an automobile windshield
3a : a face maskb : disguise
visoredplay \ˈvī-zərd\ adjective
visorlessplay \ˈvī-zər-ləs\ adjective
Examples of visor in a Sentence
the visor on your baseball cap should provide adequate shade for your eyes
Recent Examples of visor from the Web
In a conference room inside Boeing’s former Space Center in Kent, now a hive of different defense programs, a reporter donned a virtual-reality visor to take a look at a virtual mock-up of the jet maker’s 737 JSTARS contender.
Wang stands transfixed in her skin-tight fuchsia minidress and oversized glam-girl sunglasses, her outfit popping out against the crowd of straw visors and denim shorts.
Jimenez waved his visor in a swinging motion and sheathed his putter like a matador's sword.
Callaghan says getting the shape and angle of the visor right was a matter of iterating again and again.
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Origin and Etymology of visor
Middle English viser, from Anglo-French, from vis face — more at visage
First Known Use: 14th century
VISOR Defined for English Language Learners
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
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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