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Definition of "awning" []

  • A rooflike structure, often made of canvas or plastic, that serves as a shelter, as over a storefront, window, door, or deck. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "awning" in a sentence
  • "The awning is dusty and worn and the two windows facing the street are obscured with neon beer signs."
  • "And that reminds me that the decorum of sea-bathing in the 'fifties was promoted by the apparatus known as the awning, attached to bathing machines."
  • "In Tehuantepec, tianguis - street markets, named for the Nahuatl word for "awning" - are held on Sundays and Wednesdays."