sun·shade | \ˈsən-ˌshād \

Definition of sunshade 

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

a : parasol

b : awning

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So the telescope will sport a giant sunshade the size of a tennis court, which will unfold after James Webb reaches its final destination, a gravitationally stable spot about 930,000 miles (1.5 million kilometers) from Earth. Mike Wall, Scientific American, "NASA Defers Launch of James Webb Space Telescope Again—This Time to 2021," 27 June 2018 The extra coin also includes keyless entry and PIN-code access, rear-door sunshades, LED headlights and fog lights, upgraded instruments with LCD display, and dual USB ports for the third row (on right side). Jeff Yip, Houston Chronicle, "Newly arrived 2019 Subaru Ascent fills three-row midsize SUV niche," 24 June 2018 Park in the shade when possible and use a sunshade to keep your car cooler. Arizona Republic, azcentral, "Feeling the pain of high fuel costs? Save some money at the pump with these tips," 25 June 2018 The wooden wagon with steel wheels has evolved into customizable wagons made of various materials and fitted with sunshades and saddlebags in over 400 possible combinations. Robert Duffer,, "Radio Flyer celebrates 100 years with giant wagon in downtown Chicago," 13 July 2017 One of the easiest ways to update your deck, patio or entertaining area is with a new umbrella or sunshade. Detroit Free Press, "It’s all in the details: Get the outdoors ready for Memorial Day," 23 May 2018 The sensory package pours on the luxury secret sauce with Bose studio surround audio, power rear sunshade, quilted seat inserts, more bolstering and upgraded leather as well as premium headliner, stitching and soft-touch materials. Jeff Yip, Houston Chronicle, "Infiniti Q70 Luxe serves tasty blend of performance, luxury," 14 Apr. 2018 The design, much larger than its predecessor Hubble Space Telescope, is intended to capture infrared light behind a complex sunshade that unfurls to the size of a tennis court. Andy Pasztor, WSJ, "NASA Delays James Webb Space Telescope By About a Year," 27 Mar. 2018 The Touring Premium Package adds automatic headlights; LED fog lights; navigation; a premium 12-speaker Bose audio system; rain-sensing wipers; rear backup sensors; second-row retractable sunshades; satellite radio; and a sunroof. G. Chambers Williams Iii, Houston Chronicle, "MAZDA CX-9: Crossover offers great styling, sporty performance, plenty of interior space," 26 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of sunshade

1842, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of sunshade

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


sun·shade | \ˈsən-ˌshād \

Kids Definition of sunshade

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

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