[suhn-roof, -roo f]
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Origin of sunroof

First recorded in 1950–55; sun + roof Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for sunroof

Contemporary Examples of sunroof

  • Years ago, John beat the rap after a truck driver accused him of firing a pistol at him through the sunroof of his car.

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    The Making of Harold Ford

    John Branston

    January 13, 2010

British Dictionary definitions for sunroof


sunshine roof

  1. a panel, often translucent, that may be opened in the roof of a car
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Word Origin and History for sunroof

of a car, 1966, from sun (n.) + roof (n.).

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