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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In one hand dad would have his sunglasses, and in the other his cassette tapes. Mike Kerrigan, WSJ, "Save the Great American Family Road Trip," 28 June 2018 Someone entered a car parked in the 1100 block of Westgate Street and stole a pair of sunglasses valued at $500 between 4 p.m. and 8:40 p.m. July 7. Staff Report,, "Police: Oak Park resident robbed while walking on Austin Boulevard," 14 July 2018 One premium item offered on this menu is a pair of sunglasses. Karlie Brand,, "8 reasons you’ll wish this dentist was yours," 11 July 2018 For those who insist on lighting their own, stick to smaller items like sparklers and wear eye protection, preferably safety goggles, though even a pair of sunglasses is better than nothing. Mary Bernard,, "Philadelphia man hurt after Eagles' Super Bowl win warns of fireworks danger," 2 July 2018 In fact, in one photo the toddler is happy enough to try on a pair of sunglasses while an officer holds her and others talk with her. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, ""That's a child": Video shows dramatic rescue of missing 2-year-old in the woods," 28 June 2018 Retail theft 4400 block of Lyons Road in Coconut Creek, June 13, 7:39 p.m. Someone took a pair of Prada sunglasses valued at $390 from a Sunglasses Hut., "Coral Springs, Coconut Creek area crime reports," 27 June 2018 The first 2,500 people through the gates will receive a free pair of sunglasses. Jessica Suriano, azcentral, "23 places to watch Fourth of July fireworks in metro Phoenix," 18 June 2018 Openly wiping away tears from beneath a large pair of black sunglasses, Rodman, who arrived in Singapore overnight, appeared overcome with emotion during an interview CNN's Chris Cuomo Tuesday, as Kim and Trump prepared to sit down for talks. Steve George, CNN, "Dennis Rodman gets emotional discussing Trump and Kim," 11 June 2018

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First Known Use of sunglass

1591, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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