visor

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Visor \Vis"or\, noun [OE. visere, F. visi['e]re, fr. OF. vis. See {Visage}, {Vision}.] [Written also {visar}, {visard}, {vizard}, and {vizor}.]

1. A part of a helmet, arranged so as to lift or open, and so show the face. The openings for seeing and breathing are generally in it.

2. A mask used to disfigure or disguise. "My very visor began to assume life." --Shak.

My weaker government since, makes you pull off the visor. --Sir P. Sidney.

3. The fore piece of a cap, projecting over, and protecting the eyes.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

visor

noun

1: a piece of armor plate (with eye slits) fixed or hinged to a medieval helmet to protect the face [syn: {visor}, {vizor}]

2: a brim that projects to the front to shade the eyes; "he pulled down the bill of his cap and trudged ahead" [syn: {bill}, {peak}, {eyeshade}, {visor}, {vizor}]


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