face mask
noun Date: 1906 a mask covering the face (as in football)

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • face mask — face masks 1) N COUNT A face mask is a device that you wear over your face, for example to prevent yourself from breathing bad air or from spreading germs, or to protect your face when you are in a dangerous situation. 2) N COUNT A face mask is… …   English dictionary

  • face mask — ► NOUN 1) a protective mask covering the face or part of the face. 2) a face pack …   English terms dictionary

  • face mask — face′ mask or face′mask n. cvb any of various devices to shield the face, sometimes attached to or forming part of a helmet, as that worn in a hazardous activity or a sport • Etymology: 1905–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • face mask — face ,mask noun count 1. ) something that you wear over your face to protect it 2. ) a FACE PACK …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • face mask — a protective covering of plastic or metal for the face, worn in football, hockey, etc.: sometimes written facemask n …   English World dictionary

  • face mask — noun mask that provides a protective covering for the face in such sports as baseball or football or hockey • Hypernyms: ↑mask • Hyponyms: ↑catcher s mask, ↑face guard, ↑fencing mask, ↑fencer s mask, ↑ski mask * * * face …   Useful english dictionary

  • face mask — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms face mask : singular face mask plural face masks 1) something that you wear over your face to protect it 2) a face pack …   English dictionary

  • Face mask — Au football américain, on appelle face mask le fait d attraper la grille de protection faciale du casque d un adversaire. Pénalité 5 yards : Le joueur attrapé par la grille est porteur du ballon ou s il s agit du quarterback. 15 yards  …   Wikipédia en Français

  • face mask — 1. Sports. the protective equipment, usually made of steel or plastic, that guards the face, as the steel cage worn by a baseball catcher or the molded plastic covering worn by a hockey goalkeeper. 2. any of various similar devices to shield the… …   Universalium

  • face mask — /ˈfeɪs mask/ (say fays mahsk) noun 1. Also, facial mask. a cosmetic preparation left on the face for a number of minutes to tone and clean the skin. 2. → mask (def. 9) …   Australian English dictionary

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