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any of various devices to shield the face, sometimes attached to or forming part of a helmet, as that worn in a hazardous activity or a sport.
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|Noun||1.||face mask - mask that provides a protective covering for the face in such sports as baseball or football or hockey|
catcher's mask - a mask to protect the face of the catcher in baseball
face guard - face mask consisting of a strong wire mesh on the front of football helmets
mask - a protective covering worn over the face
ski mask - a woolen face mask to protect the face from cold while skiing on snow