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mask British & World English

A covering for all or part of the face, worn as a disguise, or to amuse or frighten others

mask English Thesaurus

she wore a mask to conceal her face

face mask British & World English

A protective mask covering the nose and mouth or nose and eyes

gas mask British & World English

A protective mask used to cover a person’s face as a defence against poison gas

ski mask British & World English

A protective covering for the head and face, with holes for the eyes, nose, and mouth

death mask British & World English

A plaster cast taken of a dead person’s face, used to make a mask or model

oxygen mask British & World English

A mask placed over the nose and mouth and connected to a supply of oxygen, used when the body is not able to gain enough oxygen by breathing air, for example at high altitudes, or because of a medical condition

shadow mask British & World English

A perforated metal screen situated directly behind the phosphor screen in certain types of colour television tube, having a pattern of precisely located holes through which the electron beams pass so as to strike the correct dots on the phosphor screen

stocking mask British & World English

A nylon stocking pulled over the face to disguise the features, used by criminals