awning

[ aw-ning ]
/ ˈɔ nɪŋ /

noun

a rooflike shelter of canvas or other material extending over a doorway, from the top of a window, over a deck, etc., in order to provide protection, as from the sun.
a shelter.

Origin of awning

First recorded in 1615–25; origin uncertain

Related forms

awn·inged, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for awning

awning

/ (ˈɔːnɪŋ) /

noun

a roof of canvas or other material supported by a frame to provide protection from the weather, esp one placed over a doorway or part of a deck of a ship

Word Origin for awning

C17: of uncertain origin
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