- (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
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.
Hall opened the secret pocket in the visor of his Cuban Army cap.The Five Arrows|Allan Chase
Semitzin lifted from her face the woollen mask, or visor, which she had closed on entering the cave.The Golden Fleece|Julian Hawthorne
The word refers to the visor with seven bars, which was one of the marks of a marquis's rank.La Lgende des Sicles|Victor Hugo
Wulfhere witnesses the helpless condition of his leader, and down he leaps and lifts him up and detaches his visor.The Last of the Vikings|John Bowling
The kneeling knight lifted up his visor now, and looked on Helen.Burlesques|William Makepeace Thackeray
British Dictionary definitions for visor
Word Origin for visor
Word Origin and History 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.