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  1. something used as a protection from the rays of the sun, as an awning or a parasol.
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Origin of sunshade

First recorded in 1835–45; sun + shade
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words

covering, tent, shade, shelter, protection, marquee, sunshade, canopy, brolly, gamp, umbrella, cover, awning, baldachin, screen, guard, parasol, bumbershoot, protect

Examples from the Web for sunshade

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  • She called for Eileen, told her to tie on her sunshade and be ready for a short ride.

    Her Father's Daughter

    Gene Stratton-Porter

  • When they come, you stand near me, and I'll beat them off with my sunshade.

  • I hope you won't treat it as you have treated the sunshade.'

  • The girl, always following the captain, had her sunshade in her hands.


    Joseph Conrad

  • Here Mrs. Calvert made her appearance, with a book and sunshade.

    Garrison's Finish

    W. B. M. Ferguson

British Dictionary definitions for sunshade


  1. a device, esp a parasol or awning, serving to shade from the sun
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