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

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Example Sentences

the visor on your baseball cap should provide adequate shade for your eyes
Recent Examples on the Web Four recycled bottles were used to create each visor and five bottles were used for the cap. Madison Yauger, Peoplemag, 23 Aug. 2022 Dealing with a runny nose under his visor throughout the race. Wilson Moore, The Indianapolis Star, 31 Aug. 2022 After some of her 25 unforced errors, Venus would wince or fiddle with her racket strings or tug on the brim of her visor. Howard Fendrich, BostonGlobe.com, 30 Aug. 2022 We were asked to place skinny headbands visor-like across our foreheads. Amanda Shendruk, Quartz, 16 Aug. 2022 The first image features Kardashian holding up a peace sign as Chicago holds the phone steady for the snap, while the second image features a solo snap of the SKKN mogul wearing the visor-like sunglasses and an all-leather outfit. Starr Bowenbank, Billboard, 5 Aug. 2022 The woman with the blue shirt, white visor and ponytail is Kimbriell Kelly, the paper’s Washington Bureau chief. Karen Kaplanscience And Medicine Editor, Los Angeles Times, 19 July 2022 Justin wore the same highlighter yellow board shorts and white shades—this time accessorizing with a white visor. Rosa Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 18 July 2022 The company unveiled the new headphones on Wednesday, called the Zone, which tack the filtration system on with a magnetic face visor. Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, 30 Mar. 2022 See More

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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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“Visor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/visor. Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.

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Kids Definition

visor

noun

vi·​sor
ˈvī-zər
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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