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

Origin of sunshade

First recorded in 1835–45; sun + shade Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for sunshade

Contemporary Examples of sunshade

Historical Examples of sunshade

  • 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



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