Origin of sunglass1
- of or relating to sunglasses: a new concept in sunglass design.
- eyeglasses with colored or tinted lenses that protect the eyes from the glare of sunlight.
Origin of sunglasses
1800–10; sun + glasses
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- a convex lens used to focus the sun's rays and thus produce heat or ignition; burning glass
- glasses with darkened or polarizing lenses that protect the eyes from the sun's glare
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Word Origin and History for sunglass
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