visor

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From Anglo-Norman viser, from Old French visiere.

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visor (plural visors)

  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.
    • 1786, Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons, page 7:
      A close helmet entirely covers the head, face, and neck, having on the front perforations for the admission of air, and slits through which the wearer may see objects around him, this part which is stiled the visor lifts up by means of a pivot over each ear.
  2. A mask used to disfigure or disguise.
    • 1608, William Shakspeare, Pericles, Prince of Tyre, Act IV, Scene IV, line 44.
      No visor does become black villainy So well as soft and tender flattery.
  3. The fore piece of a cap, projecting over, and protecting the eyes.

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Verb[edit]

vīsor

  1. first-person singular present passive indicative of vīsō

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Noun[edit]

visor

  1. indefinite plural of visa