visor

noun
vi·​sor | \ ˈvī-zər How to pronounce visor (audio) \
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 How to pronounce visored (audio) \ adjective
visorless \ ˈvī-​zər-​ləs How to pronounce visorless (audio) \ 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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The only thing separating you from the vacuum of space is just the thickness of the visor of your helmet or the thickness of the space suit. Rachel Hatzipanagos, Washington Post, "‘A citizen of the world’: NASA’s first Latino astronaut reflects on how space changed his immigrant identity," 12 July 2019 Further proof of this came in 2015, when Nemeth, still with the Stars, had a puck that was shot and got stock in his visor. Greg Levinsky, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Red Wings sign Patrik Nemeth, who nearly lost an arm on the ice," 1 July 2019 The design for all 30 teams is identical: a solid color crown and visor with the team’s name and small logo inside a basketball with just a sliver of the team’s secondary colors in the corner. cleveland.com, "Here’s the hat the Cavaliers’ draft picks will be wearing, whoever they are," 13 June 2019 Three-year-old Lilly’s little legs kick with excitement as her grandma carries her down a wooden walkway, their matching fuchsia visors shading them from the intense midday sun. Crystal Reid, Popular Mechanics, "This Tiny Island Is Trying to Save the World. But Why?," 12 June 2019 Duncan and his son Cory, 16, joined in, wearing matching orange sunglasses and powder blue visors. Kate Morrissey, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Dads celebrate Father’s Day at county fair," 16 June 2019 Blood was also reportedly found inside the truck’s back compartment, dashboard and sun visor. Leada Gore | Lgore@al.com, al.com, "TBI agents search Alabama home of truck driver charged with kidnapping," 13 June 2019 There are a number of outstanding features like reflective details, a removable visor, and a built-in rear light with two modes (steady and flashing). Cameron Martindell, WIRED, "Buying Guide: The Best Summer Cycling Gear," 13 June 2019 The employees can multitask, choosing either to lift up the spherical visor or to keep it in front of their eyes as needed – all while working in a cramped elevator shaft. Catherine Anderson, Scientific American, "5 of the Best-Designed Products Ever—and What Made Them Great," 10 Mar. 2017

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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
US : 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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