sun·​shade ˈsən-ˌshād How to pronounce sunshade (audio)
: something used as a protection from the sun's rays: such as
: awning

Examples of sunshade in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Block direct sunlight: If possible, use sunshades or windshield covers to block sunlight from entering the car when parked. Tiffany Acosta arizona Republic, The Arizona Republic, 15 July 2023 Third-party accessories—from cargo nets and sunshades to phone mounts and stroller cups—also work with a range of strollers. WIRED, 25 June 2023 Each seat reclines independently and comes with an independent UPF 50+ canopy sunshade and adjustable leg rests. Dorian Smith-Garcia, Parents, 25 July 2023 The wood trim looks and feels chintzy, the sunshades for the optional panoramic roof aren't power operated, and only the passenger-side second-row seat slides forward to allow third-row passengers in and out—a clear cost-cutting move that compromises convenience. Andrew Wendler, Car and Driver, 12 June 2023 Two slides were destroyed, rubber safety surfacing was burned, and a sunshade was also affected by the fire. Fernando Cervantes Jr., The Arizona Republic, 6 July 2023 Such items include Nappa leather upholstery, cooled front seats with a massage function, a head-up display, rear-window sunshades, and a crystal gear shift lever. Caleb Miller, Car and Driver, 21 June 2023 The dock, beneath a canopy of white sunshades, was littered with wayward wires, bolts, straps, and tools. Matthew Gavin Frank, Harper's Magazine, 2 June 2023 Pergolas have post supports and open framework concepts, and often come with retractable sunshades that are great for cooling off on hot days or sitting under the stars on summer nights. Kylee McGuigan, Popular Mechanics, 13 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1842, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sunshade was in 1842

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“Sunshade.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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sun·​shade -ˌshād How to pronounce sunshade (audio)
: something (as a parasol) used to protect from the sun's rays

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