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

Definition of sunshade

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

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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 Windshield sunshades will also keep you cool on hotter days. Crystal Paul, The Seattle Times, "6 safety tips for a solo road trip," 3 Aug. 2018 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

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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 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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to make a temporary encampment

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