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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
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Historical Examples

  • A cluster of sunshades on the bridge glowed for a moment and was lost in shadow.

    Villa Rubein and Other Stories

    John Galsworthy

  • No: keep the sunshades and give me the camp stools (taking them).

    You Never Can Tell

    George Bernard Shaw

  • Other ladies carried their sunshades so, and Rob resented it.

  • Sunshades and umbrellas must not be put up when in the front line.

  • Your hats go with your dresses and your sunshades with both.


    Elizabeth Bibesco

British Dictionary definitions for sunshades


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