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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Anglo-French
Origin: viser, from Old French visiere, from vis; VISAGE

visor

noun
     
visor
Related topics: Clothes, Motor Vehicles
vi‧sor [countable]
1DCC the part of a helmet (=protective hard hat) that can be lowered to protect your face
2 American English the curved part of a cap that sticks out in front above your eyes [= peak British English]
3TTC a flat object fixed above the front window inside a car that can be moved down to keep the sun out of your eyes
4DCC a curved piece of plastic that you wear on your head so that it sticks out above your eyes and protects them from the sun

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