a rooflike shelter of canvas or other material extending over a doorway, from the top of a window, over a deck, etc., in order to provide protection, as from the sun.
a shelter.

1615–25; origin uncertain

awninged, adjective Unabridged
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awning (ˈɔːnɪŋ)
a roof of canvas or other material supported by a frame to provide protection from the weather, esp one placed over a doorway or part of a deck of a ship
[C17: of uncertain origin]

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Word Origin & History

1624, origin uncertain (first recorded use is by Capt. John Smith), perhaps from M.Fr. auvans pl. of auvent "a sloping roof." Nautical term until sense of "cover for windows or porch" emerged 1852.
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Example sentences
Since full grown trees are not always located in a convenient position, some
  sort of awning or canopy can be erected.
Awning makers generally give on-site estimates at no charge, bringing fabric
And one wall of the rehearsal room lifts open to create an indoor-outdoor
  space, with the wall serving as its awning.
He joins a group of volunteers-fishermen, shopkeepers, and taxi
  drivers-gathered around tables under the restaurant awning.
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