noun, verb (used with object)
Definition for vizor (2 of 2)
- (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 vizor
It dangled in Alfred's eyes all the time, hence he generally wore the vizor behind.Watch Yourself Go By|Al. G. Field
Warbeck's vizor was up, and all the settled sternness of his soul was stamped upon his brow.The Pilgrims Of The Rhine|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
The vizor of the knight's square-topped helmet was lowered, and the mail-hood drawn closely over it.Wager of Battle|Henry William Herbert
A vizor (also spelt visor, visard, vizard) is a mask, “a false face.”Milton's Comus|John Milton
"I can explain everything," said a muffled voice through the vizor of the helmet.The Girl on the Boat|Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
British Dictionary definitions for vizor (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for vizor (2 of 2)
Word Origin for visor
Word Origin and History for vizor
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.