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. [1913 Webster]

2. A mask used to disfigure or disguise. ``My very visor began to assume life.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

My weaker government since, makes you pull off the visor. --Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster]

3. The fore piece of a cap, projecting over, and protecting the eyes. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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