sun·​roof | \ˈsən-ˌrüf, -ˌru̇f\

Definition of sunroof 

: a panel in an automobile roof that can be opened

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The Touring comes standard with a six-speed automatic transmission at $26,590 and adds leatherette seating, 19-inch aluminum wheels, keyless entry, heated front seats, a six-way power driver’s seat, rear HVAC vents, and a power sunroof. Tony Markovich, Car and Driver, "Updated 2018 Mazda 6 Is Only Fractionally More Expensive," 15 Mar. 2018 Options: Range from a panoramic sunroof and LED headlight package ($1,820) to a $395 premium paint job. Al Haas,, "2018 Nissan Rogue offers comfort and utility but not performance," 2 Feb. 2018 As Hyundai imagines it, our automotive future includes the ability to bark orders at our cars to initiate everything from the opening of a sunroof to climate-control adjustments to locking or unlocking the doors. Alexander Stoklosa, Car and Driver, "Hyundai’s Latest Concept, a Car Interior of the Future, Really Listens to You," 9 Jan. 2018 Also available is the Gesture Controlled Blind for the panoramic sunroof. star-telegram, "Jaguar introduces the XF Sportbrakefor 2018, bringing a wagon to the U.S.," 17 June 2018 The suspect vehicle may be a Toyota Camry with a sunroof. Dana Burke, Houston Chronicle, "Video: Baytown police searching for burglary, auto theft suspects," 27 June 2018 Michael Morris of Orlando spotted through his sunroof a temporary light pole toppling toward him. Kevin Spear,, "I-4 construction nightmares: Drivers seeking payment for car damage face daunting odds," 13 July 2018 Options: Include adaptive cruise control, automatic braking, surround vision and a panoramic sunroof. Al Haas,, "Refreshed for 2019, Buick Envision is roomy, comfortable, and quiet," 12 July 2018 For reasons largely unknown, the birds frequently attack cars and rip off parts of windshield wipers, sunroof seals, and rubber or vinyl parts. Jordyn Hermani, Indianapolis Star, "Black vultures are eating cows alive. But it's difficult to legally kill the birds.," 13 July 2018

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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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