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vi·sor / ˈvīzər/ (also vi·zor) • n. a stiff brim at the front of a cap. ∎  a movable part of a helmet that can be pulled down to cover the face. ∎  a screen for protecting the eyes from unwanted light, esp. one at the top of a vehicle windshield. ∎  hist. a mask. DERIVATIVES: vi·sored adj.

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visor, vizor part of a helmet covering the face; mask. XIV. ME. viser — AN. viser = (O)F. visière, f. OF. vis face; see VISAGE, -OR2.

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