Helmet vs Eyeshield - What's the difference?

helmet | eyeshield |

As nouns the difference between helmet and eyeshield

is that helmet is a protective head covering while eyeshield is something worn to shield the eyes, especially a visor attached to an american football player's helmet.



(wikipedia helmet)

Alternative forms

* helmette (obsolete)


(en noun)
  • A protective head covering.
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  • That which resembles a helmet in form, position, etc.
  • # The upper part of a chemist's retort.
  • # The hood-shaped upper sepal or petal of some flowers, as of the monkshood or the snapdragon.
  • # A naked shield or protuberance on the top or fore part of the head of a bird.
  • # (heraldry) The feature above a shield on a coat of arms.
  • Synonyms

    * brain bucket, hard hat

    Derived terms

    * bicycle helmet * construction helmet * crash helmet




    (en noun) (wikipedia eyeshield)
  • Something worn to shield the eyes, especially a visor attached to an American football player's helmet.