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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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  • Other ladies carried their sunshades so, and Rob resented it.

    When a Man's Single J. M. Barrie
  • No: keep the sunshades and give me the camp stools (taking them).

    You Never Can Tell George Bernard Shaw
  • The swing exact, the pose of the sunshades exact, exact the spirit of the whole thing.

    The Forsyte Saga, Complete John Galsworthy
  • Your hats go with your dresses and your sunshades with both.

    Balloons Elizabeth Bibesco
  • A cluster of sunshades on the bridge glowed for a moment and was lost in shadow.

  • The ladies are allowed to put up their sunshades, if they wish, and everybody is permitted to do as he or she desires.

    The Quiver 12/1899 Anonymous
  • Or—it being warm—wouldn't lingerie clothes and sunshades be most suitable?

  • The stream is crossed, back and forth; the air has grown quickly cooler, and sunshades need no longer shut off the full view.

  • One author tells us even of sunshades made out of womens hairthe hair of women so arranged as to supply the place of a Sunshade.

    The Sunshade Octave Uzanne
  • More, they provided him with sunshades and refrigerated air that they did not need for themselves.

    Sand Doom William Fitzgerald Jenkins
British Dictionary definitions for sunshades


a device, esp a parasol or awning, serving to shade from the sun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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Slang definitions & phrases for sunshades



Sunglasses; shades (1965+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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