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  1. a visor worn on the head or forehead to shield the eyes from overhead light.
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Origin of eyeshade

First recorded in 1835–45; eye + shade
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Examples from the Web for eyeshade

Historical Examples

  • Whipping off his eyeshade, Tom went into the apartment next door and stretched out to snatch a few hours' sleep.

    Tom Swift and the Electronic Hydrolung

    Victor Appleton

  • Editor DeWitt, an eyeshade pulled low over his eyes, scowled as he rapidly scanned copy.

    The Cry at Midnight

    Mildred A. Wirt

British Dictionary definitions for eyeshade


  1. an opaque or tinted translucent visor, worn on the head like a cap to protect the eyes from glare
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