A rooflike structure, often made of canvas or plastic, that serves as a shelter, as over a storefront, window, door, or deck.
A structure of canvas, metal, etc. projecting from above a window or door or over a patio, deck, etc. as a protection from the sun or rain.
Origin of awning
1615-25 (nautical sense only); from *awn + -ing, reduction of Middle French auvans ‘sloping roof’, from Old French anvant (1180), from Gaulish *an(de)banno (“eaves”) (compare Provençal ambans ‘parapet’), compound of ande ‘intensive prefix’ (compare Welsh an-, Old Irish ind-) and banno ‘horn’ (compare Welsh ban, Irish beann).