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 Like Uppababy’s other stroller models, the Minu also has shock-absorbing wheels and an extendable sunshade. Stirling Kelso, Condé Nast Traveler, "8 Foldable, Lightweight Strollers for Travel," 3 Dec. 2020 There are two options packages available: the $4,000 Statement package adds 12-way seats covered in leatherette, a panoramic glass roof (which does have a retractable sunshade, thankfully) a powered tailgate, that interior LED lighting, and more. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Everything we know about Volkswagen’s $40,000 ID.4 electric crossover," 23 Sep. 2020 The most unique is its ability to easily turn into a sunshade. Popular Science, "The best tents for car camping," 1 July 2020 We’ve all forgotten to put up a sunshade in the grocery store parking lot and paid the price in singed skin. Shaena Montanari, The Arizona Republic, "10 things we can’t wait to do when it cools down in Phoenix," 31 July 2020 But SpaceX officials say engineers are testing a variety of modifications, including darker surface coatings and sunshades to minimize reflections off solar panels. William Harwood, CBS News, "SpaceX launches another 60 Starlink satellites, pushing total above 400," 22 Apr. 2020 This top-rated, premium child carrier will keep both you and your rugrat comfortable on long jaunts down the trail, thanks to its comfortable padded straps, easy-to-reach pockets, and sunshade. Outdoor Life, "Baby camping gear that will save your trip," 20 Apr. 2020 The home is outfitted with automatic interior sunshades for privacy and also features a mix of wood, marble, granite and limestone materials, according to a listing on the Houston Association of Realtors. Rebecca Hennes, Houston Chronicle, "Live on a secluded island off Lake Conroe in this just listed, $4.25M 'Glass House'," 31 Jan. 2020 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

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First Known Use of sunshade

1842, in the meaning defined above

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“Sunshade.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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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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