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Vizor   Listen

A piece of armor plate (with eye slits) fixed or hinged to a medieval helmet to protect the face.  Synonym: visor.
A brim that projects to the front to shade the eyes.  Synonyms: bill, eyeshade, peak, visor.

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"Vizor" Quotes from Famous Books

... wonder it should be green: it is manured with human bones. After a few graceful wheels and curvets, we take our ground. We stoop over our saddle. 'Tis but to kiss the locket of our lady-love's hair. And now the vizor is up: the lance is in rest (Gillott's iron is the point for me). A touch of the spur in the gallant sides of Pegasus, and we gallop ...
— Roundabout Papers • William Makepeace Thackeray

... return of moon, for I believe that luminary, like your numbers, comes out new every fourth week, to convey to you the swellings-over of my gratitude for the kind and fine things you have been pleased to cheer me with; although even yet, though the time will come, I can neither withdraw my vizor, nor ...
— The English Spy • Bernard Blackmantle

... be a young man, but of a fierce and hideous aspect; the under part of his face was covered with his black beard, and he always wore on his head a huge heavy cap, which covered his brows, shaded his eyes from sight, and concealed his face nearly as effectually as a vizor. He was always on horseback, and alone; for he had neither confidant nor friend. The peasant-soldiers believed him to be invulnerable, for they represented him to be utterly careless as to where he went, or what danger he encountered. The only name ...
— La Vendee • Anthony Trollope

Words linked to "Vizor" :   jockey cap, plate armour, visor, bill, peaked cap, peak, eyeshade, kepi, yachting cap, armor plating, armor plate, brim, baseball cap, armour plate, service cap, golf cap, plate armor, helmet

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