visor

noun

vi·​sor ˈvī-zər How to pronounce visor (audio)
variants or less commonly vizor
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
b
visored adjective
visorless adjective

Illustration of visor

Illustration of visor
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Examples of visor in a Sentence

the visor on your baseball cap should provide adequate shade for your eyes
Recent Examples on the Web During a particularly chaotic doubles match, the wind blew Pegula’s visor off her head, swept a trash can on to the court, and toppled potted plants. Abby Aguirre, Vogue, 6 Mar. 2024 On the cusp of her return to tennis, Naomi Osaka is tipping her visor to her fans. Anna Lazarus Caplan, Peoplemag, 15 Dec. 2023 The ski-goggle aesthetic of the Apple product looks better than the bulky plastic headset visors of the past. Brian X. Chen, New York Times, 8 Feb. 2024 This premium leather napkin or tissue holder can attach to the back of your car seat, the center console, or your sun visor. Amy Stanford, Parents, 9 Feb. 2024 The visor is also specifically positioned for maximizing airflow without compromising protection, and the liner is removable for washing and odor management. Maggie Slepian, Travel + Leisure, 9 Feb. 2024 So wearing a visor was just a little something different. Scott Fowler, Charlotte Observer, 13 Feb. 2024 Fallston’s Visor is its newest addition, started by the current team in an ode to Woods, who often sports a visor during practice. Sam Cohn, Baltimore Sun, 9 Feb. 2024 Pettit's arms and camera are visible in the reflection of his helmet visor. WIRED, 5 Oct. 2023

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of visor was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Visor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/visor. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

visor

noun
vi·​sor
variants also vizor
ˈvī-zər
1
: a movable front upper piece on a helmet
2
: a projecting part (as on a cap or headband) to protect or shade the eyes
visored adjective

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