Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A piece projecting from the front of a cap or headband to shade or protect the eyes.
  • noun A transparent, often tinted piece on the front of a safety helmet, designed to protect the face and eyes and usually capable of being raised and lowered.
  • noun A fixed or movable shield against glare attached above the windshield of an automotive vehicle.
  • noun The front piece of the helmet of a suit of armor, designed to protect the face and eyes while allowing the wearer to see through a narrow opening.
  • noun A means of concealment or disguise; a mask.
  • transitive verb To provide or protect with a visor.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun etc. See vizor, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun 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.
  • noun A mask used to disfigure or disguise.
  • noun The fore piece of a cap, projecting over, and protecting the eyes.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun 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.
  • noun A mask used to disfigure or disguise.
  • noun The fore piece of a cap, projecting over, and protecting the eyes.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a piece of armor plate (with eye slits) fixed or hinged to a medieval helmet to protect the face
  • noun a brim that projects to the front to shade the eyes

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Alteration of Middle English viser, from Anglo-Norman, from vis, face, from Latin vīsus, appearance; see visage.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Anglo-Norman viser, from Old French visiere.

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