noun brise–so·leil \¦brēzsō¦lā\

Definition of brise–soleil



  1. :  an architectural device (such as a projection, louvers, or a screen) to block off unwanted sunlight

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Origin and Etymology of brise–soleil

French, from brise (as in brise-bise) + soleil sun, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin soliculus, diminutive of Latin sol sun — more at solar

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