sun·glass | \ ˈsən-ˌglas \

Definition of sunglass 

1 : a convex lens for converging the sun's rays

2 sunglasses plural : glasses to protect the eyes from the sun

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Two took place on the 3100 block of Sprucewood Road; one took place on the 1000 block of Romona Road; and one on the 1100 block of Virginia Lane in which sunglasses and loose change were taken. Kathy Routliffe,, "Wilmette police blotter: Man charged with cocaine possession at Gillson Beach," 13 July 2018 If hogweed sap gets into the eyes, rinse them with water immediately, put on sunglasses, and contact your health care provider. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, "Giant hogweed, plant that causes blindness and third-degree burns, discovered in Virginia," 18 June 2018 One suspect, wearing sunglasses and a hat, was captured on video surveillance. Elliot Hughes, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Burglars try breaking into Germantown gun shop," 12 June 2018 Abloh opted for a pair of camo pants, whereas Skepta kept his look monochromatic, albeit accessorizing with matching yellow sunglasses and a crossbody studded Prada bag—a refined version of yet another raver staple—with a studded strap. Rachel Hahn, Vogue, "Skepta and Virgil Abloh Bring Back This Iconic Raver Fashion Statement," 11 June 2018 The ‘90s have been back in style for a while now, thanks to unforgettable trends like slip dresses, tiny sunglasses, platform shoes, and choker necklaces. Kara Nesvig, Teen Vogue, "'90s-Style Snap Clips Take Instagram By Storm," 10 Mar. 2018 The collaboration, set to drop in September (just in time for Fashion Week!), will include clothing, shoes, and accessories like sunglasses and jewelry, according to British Vogue. Halie Lesavage, Glamour, "Kaia Gerber Will Design a Capsule Collection for Karl Lagerfeld," 16 Jan. 2018 The bag also contained Dunbar's wallet, $1,320 in cash, two cellphones, a passport, an iPad, sunglasses and reading glasses. James Crepea,, "Someone attempted to steal Auburn defensive staffer's laptop before Peach Bowl," 11 Jan. 2018 Throw some shade These cool sunglasses and lipstick combos will turn you into a total summer stunner. Lauren Le Vine, Redbook, "153 Things You Must Do, Make, Wear, Eat, and Drink This Summer," 21 June 2013

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First Known Use of sunglass

1591, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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