\Awn"ing\, n. [Origin uncertain: cf. F. auvent awing, or
Pers. [=a]wan, [=a]wang, anything suspended, or LG. havening
a place sheltered from wind and weather, E. haven.]
1. A rooflike cover, usually of canvas, extended over or
before any place as a shelter from the sun, rain, or wind.
2. (Naut.) That part of the poop deck which is continued
forward beyond the bulkhead of the cabin.