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aw·ning

noun \ˈ-niŋ, ˈä-niŋ\

: a piece of cloth on a frame that sticks out over a door or window and provides shelter from sun, rain, snow, etc.

Full Definition of AWNING

:  a rooflike cover extending over or in front of a place (as over the deck or in front of a door or window) as a shelter
aw·ninged \-niŋd\ adjective

Examples of AWNING

  1. <stayed under the awning outside the shop during the rainstorm>

Origin of AWNING

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1582

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