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[suhn-roof, -roo f] /ˈsʌnˌruf, -ˌrʊf/
noun, plural sunroofs.
a section of an automobile roof that can be slid or lifted open.
Compare moonroof.
Origin of sunroof
1950-55; sun + roof Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for sunroof
  • It is the only car on the road with a folding power hardtop that also has a power tilt-and-slide sunroof.
  • The dealer-installed sunroof was replaced with an original top.
  • Nearly every power feature was driven by hydraulics, including the seats, windows and sunroof.
  • There is comfortable seating for four adults and a huge sunroof.
  • They felt the radiant heat of the cloud carried by the wind that blew into the car through the open sunroof.
  • Failure of either the left or right hand side sunroof guide rail can occur when the sunroof is operated.
  • One of the bed tents has a see-through plastic sunroof and silver plastic squares that resemble headlights.
  • He was unable to get out with the rest of the family due to the limited access provided by the sunroof opening.
  • The reenactment was filmed through the sunroof of the car.
  • They gained access to the car by breaking the sunroof.
British Dictionary definitions for sunroof


a panel, often translucent, that may be opened in the roof of a car
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for sunroof

of a car, 1966, from sun (n.) + roof (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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