brise-soleil

noun
brise-so·​leil | \ ¦brēzsō¦lā \
plural -s

Definition of brise-soleil

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

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History and Etymology for brise-soleil

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

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“Brise-soleil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brise-soleil. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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