Origin of awning
Examples from the Web for awning
During the protests last year, some students climbed on top of the awning and wrote graffiti all over it.
Steering was done from the cockpit, under shelter of an awning, but the engine control was below.The Adventure Club Afloat|Ralph Henry Barbour
Then the flap of the awning was suddenly whisked aside and Asad himself appeared with Marzak at his elbow.The Sea-Hawk|Raphael Sabatini
The window was open, but an awning shut out the view of the street.The Invader|Margaret L. Woods
The door was set toward the open sea, and the stove securely placed beneath an awning which shaded it from the sun's rays.The Foolish Virgin|Thomas Dixon
Some man across the way saw me hanging from the window, and he ran over quickly and let the awning down.Careers of Danger and Daring|Cleveland Moffett
British Dictionary definitions for awning
Word Origin for awning
Word Origin and History for awning
1624, origin uncertain (first recorded use is by Capt. John Smith), perhaps from Middle French auvans, plural of auvent "a sloping roof," "itself of doubtful etym[ology]" (OED). A nautical term only until sense of "cover for windows or porch" emerged 1852.