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[suhn-sheyd] /ˈsʌnˌʃeɪd/
something used as a protection from the rays of the sun, as an awning or a parasol.
Origin of sunshade
1835-45; sun + shade Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • With the point of her sunshade she indicated the deserted battery on his left.

    Major Vigoureux A. T. Quiller-Couch
  • Her cheeks were burning; and, with a craving for protection, she put up her sunshade.

    Beyond John Galsworthy
  • I think a lady would not put down her sunshade; there was quite a commotion about it.

    Lawn Tennis for Ladies Mrs. Lambert Chambers
  • She avoided his glance, and sat twining the cord of her sunshade about her fingers.

    The Secret House Edgar Wallace
  • She started up and waved her sunshade, but he did not see her.

    The Reef Edith Wharton
  • She would have liked a sunshade, but she had so many new things.

    A Little Girl in Old New York Amanda Millie Douglas
  • A young lady under a sunshade appeared; the mere fact of her existence threw the audience into a new ecstasy.

    Mr. Prohack E. Arnold Bennett
  • When they come, you stand near me, and I'll beat them off with my sunshade.

    One Day's Courtship Robert Barr
  • I tied my handkerchief to Myra's sunshade and led the way with the white flag.

    Once a Week Alan Alexander Milne
British Dictionary definitions for sunshade


a device, esp a parasol or awning, serving to shade from the sun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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