Definition of sunshade in US English:



  • A parasol, awning, or other device giving protection from the sun.

    • ‘Many facades are already renovated, the war ruins slowly vanish, sunshades appear in front of cafes and flowery ornaments on the girls' dresses.’
    • ‘Four hundred tons of white beach sand has been spread across the shore, with palm fronds and bright sunshades offering a cool shelter to the revellers.’
    • ‘Although internally mounted shades and blinds reduce the high intensity and heat content of direct sunlight, the most effective sun control device is the exterior sunshade.’
    • ‘The long east and west facades are sheer, made mainly of glass and overlaid with ‘T ‘shaped sunshades.’’
    • ‘The idea of capturing breezes sounds pleasant, but the wind off the ocean can be pretty stiff, so the deck rail, made of corrugated, perforated stainless steel, acts as a windbreak (and a sunshade for the floor below).’
    • ‘The south facade is extensively glazed, with aluminum sunshades and a glass canopy to provide articulation and protection from the elements.’
    • ‘Because Dallas's street grid is angled 45 degrees from north, so too are the openings in the sunshades which reveal differing amounts of sky and create differing patterns as you move around.’
    • ‘Concrete sunshades are not only useless, but damage the building by splashing rainwater over the walls.’
    • ‘The facade of the third block of apartments on the garden is distinguished by a checkered pattern formed of black and light-gray panels that slide over the windows as sunshades.’
    • ‘Materials are excellent, ply and cedar cladding, with mahogany sunshades protecting south openings.’
    • ‘He is attended by a nude servant who walks behind, holding a sunshade in his left hand and a small staff in his right.’
    • ‘Darwin noted that lowering the brow provides a natural sunshade, and indeed people do frown when they are in bright sunlight without sunglasses.’
    • ‘Broad rimmed hats, avoiding work in the mid day sun, sunshades and tinted car windscreen and windows, are measures that reduce the ill effects of sunlight.’
    • ‘The solution: a sunshade canopy and display on the fifth floor.’
    • ‘The fly, reinforced with its own pole, forms a nine-square-foot vestibule over one door and a sunshade over the other.’
    • ‘In Korea, a well-insulated oversailing roof with two layers of timbers separated by an earthen blanket provided the essential sunshade.’
    • ‘We're also putting up solar sunshades over city parking lots throughout town.’
    • ‘For ventilation and flexibility in shading, roof panels and sunshades can be opened and closed electrically.’
    • ‘Cantilevered roof screens act as sunshades for cantilevered terraces whose oblique-angled walls are constructed with the same screening.’
    • ‘This prompted purchase of a garden sunshade and sunhat, and the charitable disposal of short sleeved shirts.’
    screen, shade, louvre, awning, canopy, curtain, shutter, cover, covering, protection
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