[ suhn-breyk ]

  1. 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
  • Also sun·break·er [suhn-brey-ker] /ˈsʌnˌbreɪ kər/ .

Words Nearby sunbreak Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use sunbreak in a sentence

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

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