facemask

face mask

noun
1.
Sports. the protective equipment, usually made of steel or plastic, that guards the face, as the steel cage worn by a baseball catcher or the molded plastic covering worn by a hockey goalkeeper.
2.
any of various similar devices to shield the face, sometimes attached to or forming part of a helmet, as that worn by workers engaged in a hazardous activity.
Also, facemask.


Origin:
1905–10; face + mask

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face mask

noun
mask that provides a protective covering for the face in such sports as baseball or football or hockey 
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