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A visor (also spelled vizor) is a surface that protects the eyes, such as shading them from the sun or other bright light or protecting them from objects.
- The part of a helmet in a suit of armor that protects the eyes.
- A type of headgear consisting only of a visor and a band as a way to fasten it around the head.
- Any such vertical surface on any hat or helmet.
- Any such horizontal surface on any hat or helmet (called a peak in British English).
- A device in an automobile that the driver or front passenger can lower over part of the windshield to block the sun (sun visor).
- Short for Advisor. As in a Business Visor or an Exec Visor or CEO Visor
Some modern devices called visors are similar, for example:
Types of modern transparent visors include:
- The transparent or semi-transparent front part of a motorcycle crash helmet or police riotsquad helmets
- Safety face shields used in construction, industry, or medical settings
- An eyeshield to protect the eyes from sunlight on an American football helmet
- A shield to protect the eyes from sunlight on a flight helmet or space suit
- Green eyeshades, formerly worn by accountants and others engaged in vision-intensive, detail-oriented occupation.
- Visard, a type of mask worn by fashionable women in the 16th and 17th centuries