Definition of visor in English:


Syllabification: vi·sor
Pronunciation: /ˈvīzər
(also vizor)


1North American A stiff brim at the front of a cap.
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  • It is a six-panel constructed mid-crown, 100% cotton twill front and visor with heavy garment wash.
  • Caps are 12.5 oz. wool blend and have buckram-backed front panels, pre-curved visors, and grey undervisors.
  • I put on my brown bomber jacket and my white beanie with the visor on the front.
1.1A movable part of a helmet that can be pulled down to cover the face.
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  • Hayden pulled down the visor of his helmet as the sun rose higher.
  • The helmet had a monochrome visor that covered the entire face, which made him feel as though he were in a dark closet.
  • Pulling the visor up on the helmet I repeated my previous statement and smacked him on the arm.
1.2A screen for protecting the eyes from unwanted light, especially one at the top of a vehicle windshield.
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  • Then I added a few other odds and ins such as euro lights, window visors, floor mats, racing pedals, and headlight covers.
  • Consider, for example, an automotive visor, It is a two-piece part (excluding the mounting hardware).
  • Light therapy is the recommended first-line treatment for SAD. Light boxes are most often used for light therapy, but dawn light simulation and light visors are also available.
1.3 historical A mask.
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  • The young Spellweaver could barely make out his face, which was masked by a full visor.


Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French viser, from Old French vis 'face', from Latin visus (see visage).



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  • If, when I watched Len Hutton open the batting for Yorkshire, someone had predicted that, one day, batsmen would wear chest protectors, arm-guards and visored helmets, I would have assumed that they had read too much science fiction.
  • A black, visored wraparound motorcycle helmet sat on the seat between them.
  • According to a study by The Hockey News, 38 percent of the league's skaters are visored, roughly a 3 percent increase over 2003-04 and an all-time high.

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