sun·​shade | \ ˈsən-ˌshād How to pronounce sunshade (audio) \

Definition of sunshade

: something used as a protection from the sun's rays: such as
b : awning

Examples of sunshade in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The rear window and rear side windows had power sunshades, the auto-dimming interior mirror had an Automatic High Beam Assist sensor, and the trunk had a 12-volt socket. Emma Jayne Williams,, "Maserati Quattroporte GranSport brings style, luxury, performance in a large sedan," 22 Nov. 2019 Most interestingly, an ambient lighting feature on the rear door frame at the B-pillar combined with the power rear window shades and power rear sunshade (Premium Package, $3,000) to create an atmospheric lighting effect in the rear. Emma Jayne Williams,, "BMW updates the 7-Series sedan line for 2020; plug-in hybrid model added," 3 Dec. 2019 Add to that driver-seat memory functions, ventilated front seats, retractable sunshades for the middle-row seats, heated second-row seats, a heated steering wheel, aluminum interior trim, additional interior lighting, and a navigation system. James Raia, Houston Chronicle, "Mazda CX-9: Family hauler is versatile, well-equipped, has plenty of overall appeal," 8 June 2019 Tulley pointed toward a structure known as the Lima sunshade — which uses tenting fabric to keep planes out of the scorching sun — as evidence of the base’s ad hoc arrangement. Adam Taylor, Washington Post, "As Trump tries to end ‘endless wars,’ America’s biggest Mideast base is getting bigger," 23 Aug. 2019 In the worst case, the unilateral deployment of a sunshade could lead to conflict. The Economist, "Reaching for the sunshade: July 2030," 4 July 2019 Few see a planetary sunshade as a desirable solution. The Economist, "Reaching for the sunshade: July 2030," 4 July 2019 The suit includes a helmet with sunshade, and the team ensures the suit’s connection to an external air supply works before sending the pilot out to his aircraft. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Watch A U-2 Spy Plane Pilot Suit Up and Take Off on a Mission Over the Middle East," 20 Mar. 2019 The sunshade is easy to deploy and is a must-have feature for any child carrier. Timothy Dahl, Popular Mechanics, "Hike With Your Kids Using These Child Carrier Backpacks," 28 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of sunshade

1842, in the meaning defined above

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15 Jan 2020

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“Sunshade.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of sunshade

: something (such as a parasol or awning) that blocks sunlight


sun·​shade | \ ˈsən-ˌshād How to pronounce sunshade (audio) \

Kids Definition of sunshade

: something (as a parasol) used to protect from the sun's rays

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