- in armor, a movable part of a helmet, that could be lowered to cover the upper part of the face, with slits for seeing
- a movable section, made usually of safety glass, that is part of a protective head covering, as for welders
- a mask, as for disguise
- the projecting front brim of a cap, for shading the eyes
- a sun visor or any of certain other shades for the eyes
- a movable shade fastened above the windshield inside a motor vehicle, for shading the eyes
Origin of visorMiddle English visere ; from Anglo-French viser ; from Old French visiere ; from vis, a face: see visage
- A piece projecting from the front of a cap or headband to shade or protect the eyes.
- A transparent, often tinted piece on the front of a safety helmet, designed to protect the face and eyes and usually capable of being raised and lowered.
- A fixed or movable shield against glare attached above the windshield of an automotive vehicle.
- The front piece of the helmet of a suit of armor, designed to protect the face and eyes while allowing the wearer to see through a narrow opening.
- A means of concealment or disguise; a mask.
transitive verbvi·sored, vi·sor·ing, vi·sors also vi·zored or vi·zor·ing or vi·zors
Origin of visorAlteration of Middle English viser, from Anglo-Norman, from vis, face, from Latin v&imacron;sus, appearance; see visage.
- A part of a helmet, arranged so as to lift or open, and so show the face. The openings for seeing and breathing are generally in it.
- A mask used to disfigure or disguise.
- The fore piece of a cap, projecting over, and protecting the eyes.
From Anglo-Norman viser, from Old French visiere.
visor - Computer Definition
An electronic PDA originally from Handspring, Mountain View, CA (www.handspring.com) that was introduced in 1999 by the people who invented and marketed the PalmPilot. Based on the Palm OS, it was the first handheld to use the USB interface. Later retired, but still supported, Visor can be expanded via its Springboard expansion slot to accommodate hardware and software modules for such applications as business software, games, GPS systems, MP3 players and digital cameras. In 2003, Handspring was acquired by Palm, Inc. and, for a time, the merged company was renamed palmOne, Inc. In 2005, it switched back to Palm, Inc. For more information, visit www.palm.com.