- (on a close helmet) a piece having slits or holes for vision, situated above and pivoted with a beaver or a ventail and beaver.
- a similar piece of plate having holes or slits for vision and breathing, attached to or used with any of various other helmets, as the armet, sallet, basinet, or helm.
verb (used with object)
Origin of visor
Examples from the Web for visor
Contemporary Examples of visor
In lieu of that, Alexa points to a pin on her visor that bears the Raiders logo.
Alexa, standing beside Sky in a dark shirt and visor, perks up at the mention of football.
Historical Examples of visor
Its visor grinned at him--the fool, the tricked, the supplanted.Viviette
William J. Locke
The mechanician touched the visor of his cap and hurried off.The Black Bag
Louis Joseph Vance
He already had such an advantage that it was all I could do to keep him in my visor screen.Dogfight--1973
Dallas McCord Reynolds
Its visor was up, and what I saw within the casque is stamped for ever on my memory.Scottish Ghost Stories
The visor of the king hid the look with which he must have received these words.Historical Tales, Vol. 6 (of 15)
Word Origin for visor
c.1300, "front part of a helmet," from Anglo-French viser, from Old French visiere, from vis "face" (see visage). Meaning "eyeshade" is recorded from 1925.