[ ahy-sheyd ]
/ ˈaɪˌʃeɪd /


a visor worn on the head or forehead to shield the eyes from overhead light.

Origin of eyeshade

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

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

  • 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

/ (ˈaɪˌʃeɪd) /


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