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eyeshade

[ahy-sheyd] /ˈaɪˌʃeɪd/
noun
1.
a visor worn on the head or forehead to shield the eyes from overhead light.
Origin of eyeshade
1835-1845
1835-45; eye + shade
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  • Editor DeWitt, an eyeshade pulled low over his eyes, scowled as he rapidly scanned copy.

    The Cry at Midnight Mildred A. Wirt
  • Whipping off his eyeshade, Tom went into the apartment next door and stretched out to snatch a few hours' sleep.

British Dictionary definitions for eyeshade

eyeshade

/ˈaɪˌʃeɪd/
noun
1.
an opaque or tinted translucent visor, worn on the head like a cap to protect the eyes from glare
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