from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A covering or mask to protect the face and eyes from accidents, as in various chemical and mechanical processes, in fencing, etc.
  • n. Any fixed projection from the front of a helmet, serving to protect the face, as the nasal.


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  • Bargnani played with a face-guard after taking an elbow to the nose from Moon in Monday's loss at Utah.

  • "They had Rip (Hamilton) face-guard me a little bit when I didn't have the ball and when I had it, I guess they tried to apply more pressure on the ball," Wade said.

  • Behind the bars of his face-guard, his eyes turned the last word into a question to the Aes Sedai.

    The Eye of the World

  • Rand was just congratulating himself on getting it right when he noticed Tallanvor, his head still bent, glaring sideways at him from behind his face-guard.

    The Eye of the World

  • The scar from a Trolloc arrow made a white triangle against Ragan's dark cheek behind the bars of his face-guard.

    The Great Hunt

  • When King Arthur dons his armour to do battle with his first enemy, Armitage catches the edge of satirical irony audible in the original's fashion-show breathlessness: "The visor and face-guard were devoid of any defects,/stunningly enamelled and with silver-edged slits." - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • His helmet was cylindrical, the _avantaille_, or face-guard, thrown up.

    Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 1 (of 2)

  • All competitors have to be under six, weigh less than 60lbs - and wear a helmet and face-guard. - Home

  • Moments before his terrible injury, the goalie (on the left) lost his newly mandated red and white face-guard.


  • The penalty was mistakenly called on McCree, but replays showed Manuel, his back to the ball, reaching up to face-guard the Jaguars 'Greg Estandia.


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