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.

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