Visor vs Eyeshield - What's the difference?

visor | eyeshield |


As nouns the difference between visor and eyeshield

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

visor

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Noun

(wikipedia visor) (en noun)
  • 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.
  • * 1786 , Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons , page 7:
  • A close helmet entirely covers the head, face, and neck, having on the front perforations for the admission of air, and slits through which the wearer may see objects around him, this part which is stiled the visor lifts up by means of a pivot over each ear.
  • A mask used to disfigure or disguise.
  • * 1608 , William Shakspeare, Pericles, Prince of Tyre , Act IV, Scene IV, line 44.
  • No visor does become black villainy So well as soft and tender flattery.
  • The fore piece of a cap, projecting over, and protecting the eyes.
  • eyeshield

    English

    Noun

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