brise–soleil

noun brise–so·leil \¦brēzsō¦lā\

Definition of brise–soleil

plural

-s

  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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