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Meaning of AWNING

Pronunciation:  'oning

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a canopy made of canvas to shelter people or things from rain or sun
 

AWNING is a 6 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: sunblind, sunshade
 
 See Also: canopy

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 

 

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