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sunbreak

or sun·break·er

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

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

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Origin of sunbreak

First recorded in 1820–30; sun + break
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  • While they were assembling the sunbreak, Haines and Boulton unloaded a portable antitank rocket launcher.

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