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

  • n. A piece projecting from the front of a cap or an elastic headband to shade or protect the eyes.
  • n. A fixed or movable shield against glare attached above the windshield of an automotive vehicle.
  • n. The front piece of the helmet of a suit of armor, capable of being raised and lowered and designed to protect the eyes, nose, and forehead.
  • n. A means of concealment or disguise; a mask.
  • transitive v. To provide or protect with a visor.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. etc. See vizor, etc.

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

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

Etymologies

Alteration of Middle English viser, from Anglo-Norman, from vis, face, from Latin vīsus, appearance; see visage.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Anglo-Norman viser, from Old French visiere. (Wiktionary)

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