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[suhn-sheyd] /ˈsʌnˌʃeɪd/
something used as a protection from the rays of the sun, as an awning or a parasol.
Origin of sunshade
First recorded in 1835-45; sun + shade Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • She called for Eileen, told her to tie on her sunshade and be ready for a short ride.

    Her Father's Daughter Gene Stratton-Porter
  • When they come, you stand near me, and I'll beat them off with my sunshade.

    One Day's Courtship Robert Barr
  • I hope you won't treat it as you have treated the sunshade.'

    A Woman Intervenes Robert Barr
  • The girl, always following the captain, had her sunshade in her hands.

    Chance Joseph Conrad
  • Here Mrs. Calvert made her appearance, with a book and sunshade.

    Garrison's Finish W. B. M. Ferguson
  • Mrs. Calvert was nervously prodding the gravel with her sunshade.

    Garrison's Finish W. B. M. Ferguson
  • They were equipping it with a sunshade and curious shields like wings.

    Sand Doom William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • Under the sunshade it was infuriatingly like a horse on a carousel.

    Sand Doom William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • She had a sunshade over her head, a deep-fringed thing with a folding handle.

    Mary Gray Katharine Tynan
British Dictionary definitions for sunshade


a device, esp a parasol or awning, serving to shade from the sun
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