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visor


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Visor  \Vis"or\,  n.  [OE.  visere,  F.  visi[`e]re,  fr  OF  vis.  See 
  {Visage},  {Vision}.]  [Written  also  {visar},  {visard}, 
  {vizard},  and  {vizor}.] 
  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 
 
  2.  A  mask  used  to  disfigure  or  disguise.  ``My  very  visor 
  began  to  assume  life.''  --Shak. 
 
  My  weaker  government  since,  makes  you  pull  off  the 
  visor.  --Sir  P. 
  Sidney. 
 
  3.  The  fore  piece  of  a  cap,  projecting  over  and  protecting 
  the  eyes. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  visor 
  n  1:  a  piece  of  armor  (with  eye  slits)  fixed  or  hinged  to  a 
  medieval  helmet  to  protect  the  face  [syn:  {vizor}] 
  2:  a  brim  that  projects  to  the  front  to  shade  the  eyes;  "he 
  pulled  down  the  bill  of  his  cap  and  trudged  ahead"  [syn:  {bill}, 
  {peak},  {eyeshade},  {vizor}] 




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