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also vis·ard  (vĭz′ərd, -ärd′)
1. A visor or mask.
2. A disguise.

[Alteration of obsolete vizar, from Middle English viser; see visor.]


archaic or literary a means of disguise; mask; visor
[C16: variant of visor]
ˈvizarded adj


(ˈvɪz ərd)

Archaic. a mask or visor.
[1545–55; variant of visor; see -ard]
viz′ard•ed, adj.
References in classic literature ?
So saying he unbuckled his baldric with the bugle, took a feather from his cap, and gave them to Wamba; then drew a vizard from his pouch, and, repeating his charges to them to stand fast, went to execute his purposes of reconnoitring.
He carried a broad-brimmed hat in his hand, while he wore across the upper part of his face, extending down past the cheekbones, a black vizard mask, which he had apparently adjusted that very moment, for his hand was still raised to it as he entered.
I/ITSEC 2015: The plug and play integration of HMD Eye Tracking by SensoMotoric Instruments with the Vizard VR toolkit by WorldViz brings the advantages of virtual reality to research and training
Recorder David Aubrey QC was speaking after jailing Kieron Vizard for the crime, carried out at a terraced home in Janet Street, Splott, on June 15.
Byline: DR EILEEN VIZARD Former clinical director of National Clinical Assessment and Treatment Service
a son Corey Vizard of Southbridge, a sister Michelle Wilson of Stafford, CT.
She leaves 3 daughters; Pamela Brown and her partner Anne Vigeant of Millbury, Elizabeth Vizard of Ocklawha, FLA.
Next on the reading pile are The Ides of April by Lindsey Davis and The Vizard Mask by Diana Norman.
Debbie co-owns the new shop at the attraction off the A4177 Birmingham Road, near Warwick, along with business partners Angela and Ron Vizard.
Vizard, an independent consultant who trains lecturers, teachers, and support workers in the UK on behavior management, explains how to manage behavior in college settings.
He said the decision was made in June and had nothing to do with his recent dispute with management over the appointment of Steve Vizard.