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awning

[aw-ning] /ˈɔ nɪŋ/
noun
1.
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.
2.
a shelter.
Origin of awning
1615-1625
1615-25; origin uncertain
Related forms
awninged, adjective
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awning

/ˈɔːnɪŋ/
noun
1.
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
Word Origin
C17: of uncertain origin
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Word Origin and History for awning
n.

1624, origin uncertain (first recorded use is by Capt. John Smith), perhaps from Middle French auvans, plural of auvent "a sloping roof," "itself of doubtful etym[ology]" (OED). A nautical term only until sense of "cover for windows or porch" emerged 1852.

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