sun·​roof | \ ˈsən-ˌrüf How to pronounce sunroof (audio) , -ˌru̇f\

Definition of sunroof

: a panel in an automobile roof that can be opened

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The man drove a four-door Acura with a sunroof, which police said may have been a model from 2004 to 2008. Dallas News, "McKinney police searching for man accused of putting phone under woman's skirt at Hobby Lobby," 12 Aug. 2019 With a standard panoramic sunroof, there are nearly 42 inches of front headroom and 40.4 inches in back with almost 43 inches of regal legroom. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV: a royal rite of passage," 2 Aug. 2019 Video footage showed the man was wearing a clown mask and green wig, sitting on the edge of the open sunroof. Wire Service, The Mercury News, "Clown-masked man with chainsaw leads CHP on bizarre chase," 22 July 2019 Price: $41,000 as tested. ($36,800 for the trim level, plus $500 for silver paint, $1,000 for panoramic sunroof, $750 for heads-up display, and $300 for Sirius XM. Scott Sturgis,, "Countryman hybrid is not about the fuel savings," 8 Mar. 2018 This cost-effectiveness allows for the potential for wide usage, from energy-efficient buildings to a sunroof in a car. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, ""Smart Glass" Swaps Between Transparent and Opaque at the Flick of a Switch," 9 June 2016 All the excitement gets a bit too much for our favourite Frenchman, who decided to climb out of the sunroof of his car for some fresh air., "Patrice Evra: 8 of the Craziest Moments From Mr 'I Love This Game' After His Retirement," 29 July 2019 Tetreault said that a neighbor who lived on 45 Weymouth St. helped the driver escape the 2003 Mercury Sable through its open sunroof. Mike Kotsopoulos,, "Springfield woman crashes car into neighbor’s swimming pool," 28 July 2019 The suspect’s car is a white 2006 to 2012 Audi A4 or A6 with a sunroof, untinted windows and California license plates, police said. Jason Green, The Mercury News, "Watch: Police release footage of Palo Alto groping suspect," 3 July 2019

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First Known Use of sunroof

1928, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sunroof was in 1928

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English Language Learners Definition of sunroof

: a part of the roof of a car or truck that can be opened to let air and light in

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