or sun·break·er

[ suhn-breyk or suhn-brey-ker ]
/ ˈsʌnˌbreɪk or ˈsʌnˌbreɪ kər /


a projection from the side of a building for intercepting part of the sunlight falling upon the adjacent surface.

Nearby words

  1. sunbird,
  2. sunbittern,
  3. sunblock,
  4. sunbonnet,
  5. sunbow,
  6. sunburn,
  7. sunburned,
  8. sunburst,
  9. sunburst pleats,
  10. sunbury

Origin of sunbreak

First recorded in 1820–30; sun + break Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for sunbreak

  • While they were assembling the sunbreak, Haines and Boulton unloaded a portable antitank rocket launcher.

    The Secret of the Ninth Planet|Donald Allen Wollheim