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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Visor \Vis"or\, n. [OE. visere, F. visi[`e]re, fr. OF. vis. See Visage, Vision.] [Written also visar, visard, vizard, and vizor.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster] 2. A mask used to disfigure or disguise. "My very visor began to assume life." --Shak. [1913 Webster] My weaker government since, makes you pull off the visor. --Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster] 3. The fore piece of a cap, projecting over, and protecting the eyes. [1913 Webster]