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[suhn-roof, -roo f]
noun, plural sun·roofs.
  1. a section of an automobile roof that can be slid or lifted open.
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Origin of sunroof

First recorded in 1950–55; sun + roof
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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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