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visor

, vizor
a small movable screen used as protection against glare from the sun, esp one attached above the windscreen of a motor vehicle

Visor

 

the front part of a helmet that protects the face from blows of an opponent’s silent weapons. The visor was fixed tightly to the helmet or was movable (a liftable visor).

Old Russian helmets had, instead of a visor, a narrow metal plate (a “nose”), which covered the middle part of the face. The Old Russian spiked helmets had a chain-mail net, which hung from the head onto the face and shoulders.

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Visor

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.


The Visor
The Visor is expandable via its Springboard expansion slot, which in this case holds the Yada Yada wireless modem. (Image courtesy of Yada Yada Inc.)
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The address of the riders recovered their steeds by use of the bridle and spur; and having glared on each other for an instant with eyes which seemed to flash fire through the bars of their visors, each made a demi-volte, and, retiring to the extremity of the lists, received a fresh lance from the attendants.
Fair and true he hit the Norman on the visor, where his lance's point kept hold of the bars.
This he did, and from then on the boy never rode abroad except in armor, and when he met others upon the high road his visor was always lowered that none might see his face.
My visor is Philemon's roof; within the house is Jove.
th] Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology shows that wearing visors in the National Hockey League (NHL) could cause a four-fold decrease in the risk of eye injuries.
We have enough visors, but all the Cracks are worn out.
Feather visors for traditional male dancers are worn under the front part of the porky hair roach and extend out like a cap visor, but in a bird tail shape.
Voted down: The NHL players' association is conducing an informal poll of all 30 teams to gauge support for a rule making visors mandatory for all players.
The whole racing industry seems to rely on just one visor to keep horses on the straight and narrow, or whatever it is visors do.
The Visor Neo, the entry-level model, offers the same processor speed as the higher-end Visors.
Motorcyclists have been warned they risk their lives by using safety helmets with tinted visors.
New Body Glove CD storage include DVD/CD storage capability ranging from traditional cases in new materials to new, innovative visors for additional storage capability.