Awning meaning

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A rooflike structure, often made of canvas or plastic, that serves as a shelter, as over a storefront, window, door, or deck.
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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.
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A rooflike cover, usually of canvas, extended over or before any place as a shelter from the sun, rain, or wind.
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(nautical) That part of the poop deck which is continued forward beyond the bulkhead of the cabin.
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Origin of awning

  • Origin unknown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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).

    From Wiktionary